Nutrition and Growth Yearbook 2014

Editor(s): B. Koletzko, R. Shamir, D. Turck, M. Phillip Conference Proceedings & Specific Issues 2014


The relation between nutrition and growth in children is one of the key concerns of child health. The interaction between nutrition and growth poses a challenge to pediatricians, including subspecialists in pediatric nutrition, endocrinology and gastroenterology, pediatric nutritionists and dieticians, and other health professionals involved in the care of children. Thus, exchanging concepts and knowledge between the professionals of all the different disciplines is key to facilitating research and interdisciplinary clinical collaborations.The growing interest in the relationship between nutrition and growth gave rise to numerous articles in various medical journals.The main idea is to bring to practicing physicians succinct editorial comments, evaluating the clinical importance of each article and to discuss its application. The articles discussed in this book are those that have the most important potential contribution in the field. The studies might contribute to a better understanding of the mechanism of interactions, the way of thinking, the existing concepts in the field or that may lead to a change in the way patietns are treated

  • Cognition

    Author(s): H. Hull, S. Carlson

    This chapter in the Yearbook on Nutrition and Growth summarizes the articles that have been published in the area of cognition and nutrition. Articles were included if published (including E-pub ahead of press) between the dates July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. All studies were human observational or clinical trials. The topics or nutrients explored in the articles naturally fell into one of three categories: feeding studies (breastfeeding and school feeding), long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids supplementation (LCPUFA) and micronutrients (methyl donors and iodine, iron and vitamin A). Comments are included following the summaries of papers within each category.

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