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Measurement Webinar - "Introduction to a Comprehensive Life Course Monitoring System" featuring Martin Guhn, PhD and Magdalena Janus, PhD. January 23, 2019, 1:30-3PM PST. REGISTER HERE.

Measurement Webinar - "EDI in US Cities" featuring Neal Halfon, MD, MPH and Lisa Stanley, DrPH. February 12, 2019, 1-2:30PM PST. REGISTER HERE.

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Growth and Life Course Health Development

By Amanda Mummert, Meriah Schoen, and Michelle Lampl

This is one of 26 chapters published in the Handbook of Life Course Health Development.   Abstract: Physical growth is an emergent process integrating a complex network of social, biological, and environmental interactions. The global diversity of body shapes and sizes reflects developmental plasticity in response to environmental exposures, both advantageous and adverse, and depicts an evolutionarily robust strategy for species’ survival. Epidemiologic surveillance efforts demonstrate that early life skeletal growth and body composition trajectories are associated with and predict adult chronic disease risks. Both human and animal studies have provided an evidentiary base for the physiological mechanisms by which differences in growth processes manifest as cell- and organ-level changes that …

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