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Human Growth and Development, 2nd Edition

 
Human Growth and Development, 2nd Edition,Noel Cameron,Barry Bogin,ISBN9780123838827
 
 
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Key Features

  • New chapters discussing genomics and epigenetics, developmental origins, body proportions and health and the brain and neurological development.
  • Presented in the form of lectures to facilitate student programming
  • Updated content highlighting the latest research on the relationship between early growth and later (adult) outcomes: the developmental origins of health and disease.

Description

Offering a study of biological, biomedical and biocultural approaches, the second edition of Human Growth and Development is a valued resource for researchers, professors and graduate students across the interdisciplinary area of human development. With timely chapters on obesity, diet / lifestyle, and genetics, this edition is the only publication offering a biological, biomedical and biocultural approach. The second edition of Human Growth and Development includes contributions from the well-known experts in the field and is the most reputable, comprehensive resource available.

Readership

Professors, researchers and advanced students in medicine, physiotherapy, human biology and development, and anthropology.

Noel Cameron

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Human Biology, Centre for Global Health and Human Development, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK

Barry Bogin

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biological Anthropology, Centre for Global Health and Human Development, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK

Human Growth and Development, 2nd Edition

Dedication

Contributors

Introduction

Chapter 1. The Human Growth Curve, Canalization and Catch-Up Growth

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Historical Background

1.3 The Distance Curve of Growth

1.4 The Velocity Growth Curve and Growth Spurts

1.5 Other Patterns of Growth

1.6 Growth Versus Maturity

1.7 The Control of Growth

1.8 Growth Reference Charts

1.9 Canalization

1.10 Catch-Up Growth

1.11 Summary and Conclusions

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 2. Growth in Infancy and Childhood: A Pediatric Approach

2.1 Introduction

2.2 The Growth Curve

2.3 Changes in Body Fat and Other Tissues

2.4 Measurements of Clinical Importance

2.5 Some Particular Features of Growth During Infancy and Childhood

2.6 Growth Problems in Infancy and Childhood

2.7 Causes of Short Stature

2.8 Summary

REFERENCES

Internet Resources

Chapter 3. Adolescent Growth

3.1 Introduction

3.2 The Adolescent Growth Cycle

3.3 Tempo of Growth

3.4 Growth Modeling and Biological Parameters

3.5 Individual Versus Average Growth

3.6 Sex Differences in Growth

3.7 Summary

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Chapter 4. Puberty

4.1 Introduction

4.2 The Neuroendocrinology of Puberty

4.3 Upstream Factors Influencing Pubertal Timing

4.4 Downstream Consequences of Pubertal Activation of the Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Gonadal Axis

4.5 Summary

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 5. Endocrine Control of Growth

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Why Do Animals Grow?

5.3 What Causes Animals to Grow?

5.4 Structure of Insulin-Like Growth Factor

5.5 Targeted Disruption of the Insulin-Like Growth Factor Genes

5.6 Growth Hormone Receptor

5.7 Insulin-Like Growth Factor Deficiency

5.8 Therapeutic Implications

5.9 Summary

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 6. Nutrition and Growth

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Nutrition for Students of Growth

6.3 Nutrition and Growth

6.4 Transitions in Nutrition and Growth

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 7. Genomics, Epigenetics and Growth

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Genomic Factors that Influence and Regulate Growth

7.3 Mutations in Genes

7.4 Association Studies

7.5 Epigenetic Factors that Influence and Regulate Growth

7.6 Conclusion

REFERENCES

Internet Resources

Chapter 8. The Genetic Epidemiology of Growth and Development

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Statistical Genetic Terms and Concepts

8.3 Study Designs

8.4 Studies of the Genetics of Growth and Development

8.5 Examples from the Fels Longitudinal Study

8.6 Summary

Glossary

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 9. Social and Economic Effects on Growth

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Socioeconomic Influences

9.3 Consequences of Stature

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 10. Environmental Effects on Growth

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Temperature and Climate

10.3 Season

10.4 High-Altitude Hypoxia

10.5 Sleep

10.6 Pollutants

10.7 How Do We Interpret Differences in Growth Related to Environmental Factors?

10.8 Conclusion

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 11. The Evolution of Human Growth

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Life History and Stages of the Life Cycle

11.3 Human Life Stages

11.4 Evolution of the Human Life Cycle

11.5 Life-Cycle Trade-Offs and Risks for Children, Adolescents and Postmenopausal Women

11.6 Summary

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 12. Early Environments, Developmental Plasticity and Chronic Degenerative Disease

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Developmental Origins of Health and Disease: Evidence and Mechanisms

12.3 Developmental Plasticity as a Means of Adaptation

12.4 Implications of Developmental Programming for Human Health Disparities

12.5 Conclusion

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 13. Leg Length, Body Proportion, Health and Beauty

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Leg Length Defined

13.3 Practical Methods and Techniques

13.4 Evolutionary Background of Human Body Shape

13.5 Size and Shape in Living Humans

13.6 Developmental Plasticity

13.7 Use of Leg Length in Human Biology and Environmental Epidemiology

13.8 Leg Length and Risk for Morbidity and Mortality

13.9 Leg Length and Beauty

13.10 Conclusion

13.11 Summary

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 14. Physical Activity as a Factor in Growth and Maturation

14.1 Introduction

14.2 Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior

14.3 Approaches to the Study of Physical Activity

14.4 Physical Activity, Height, Weight and Body Composition

14.5 Physical Activity and Biological Maturation

14.6 Physical Activity and Physical Fitness

14.7 Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Risk

14.8 Training for Sport and the Growth and Maturation of Young Athletes

14.9 Overview

14.10 Summary

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Chapter 15. Comparative and Evolutionary Perspectives on Human Brain Growth

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Comparative Perspectives on Brain Size and Metabolism

15.3 Human Brain Growth: Patterns and Metabolic Consequences

15.4 Brain Growth and Body Composition

15.5 Summary

Glossary

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 16. Saltation and Stasis

16.1 Introduction

16.2 Saltation and Stasis: How Children Grow

16.3 Generation of the Saltation and Stasis Hypothesis

16.4 Methods: How the Growth Process is Identified

16.5 The Biology of Saltatory Growth: Mechanisms and Hypothesis Testing

16.6 Summary

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 17. Lectures on Human Growth

17.1 Introduction

17.2 Endocrinology of Growth

17.3 The Growth Hormone–Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Axis and Its Association With Fetal Growth

17.4 Endocrinology of Prepubertal Growth

17.5 Endocrinology of Puberty

17.6 Short Stature

17.7 Conclusion

Further Reading

Chapter 18. Body Composition During Growth and Development

18.1 Introduction

18.2 Basic Concepts

18.3 Methods

18.4 Body Composition and Growth

18.5 Body Composition in Health and Disease

18.6 Summary

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 19. The Measurement of Human Growth

19.1 Introduction

19.2 The Context of Measurement: Screening, Surveillance and Monitoring

19.3 Accuracy, Precision, Reliability and Validity

19.4 Frequency of Measurement

19.5 Measurements

19.6 Summary

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 20. Assessment of Maturation

20.1 Introduction

20.2 Initial Considerations

20.3 Methods of Assessment

20.4 Summary

REFERENCES

Suggested Reading

Internet Resources

Chapter 21. Growth References and Standards

21.1 Introduction

21.2 Defining the Reference Population

21.3 Drawing the Sample

21.4 Collecting the Data

21.5 Cleaning the Data

21.6 Estimating Distance Centiles

21.7 Variants of the Distance Chart

21.8 Interpreting the Curves

21.9 Charting Velocity

21.10 Conditional References

21.11 Designing and Printing the Chart

21.12 When to Replace

21.13 Conclusion

REFERENCES

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Index

Quotes and reviews

In Japanese--Anthro Sci V120, p 157-8
"...written by 21 authors, from diverse scholarly research, and experimental realms...a conciseness and clarity to the writing...chapters have extensive current reference lists or bibliographies for further study."--SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (February 2003)
"Clearly written, a useful text for pediatricians."--JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM (2003)
"... an excellent and detailed overview of the knowledge, theory, and methods in the study of human growth and development... a set of clear and comprehensive essays on the most important topics in the field, beautifully written by a veritable 'dream team' of experts..."--D.W. Sellen, Emory University for the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY (May 2003)
"... written by 21 authors from diverse scholarly, research, and experimental realms... Most chapters have extensive current reference lists of bibliographies for further study."--J.N. Muzio, CUNY Kingsborough Community College for CHOICE (February 2003)

 
 
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