Editor(s): Dominique Turck, Raanan Shamir, Berthold Koletzko, Moshe Phillip.
Nutrition is essential for survival, and fortunately even an inadequate nutrition may keep us alive. However, nutrition for growth requires a delicate balance between avoiding insufficient growth and avoiding the provision of too much energy and nutrients that will result in an increased risk of non-communicable diseases, mainly obesity, and may adversely affect children with chronic diseases.
Leading specialists in nutrition and growth selected a limited number of leading studies in various aspects of nutrition and growth that were published from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. A summary of these studies and a commentary provided by the section editors can be found in this 2019 Year Book on Nutrition and Growth.