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ea0014p185 | (1) | ECE2007

Auxological and IGF system parameters in African in comparison with western countries normal children

Boschetti Mara , Piredda Sabrina , Sidoti Marilena , Di Battista Eliana , Larizza Daniela , Ferone Diego , Barreca Antonina , Minuto Francesco

Growth is an integrated process, resulting from the response of cells to nutrient availability and to hormonal status. Nutrients, in turn, are important regulators of IGF-IGFBP system which are critical regulators of growth. Genetic factors seem to be very important determinant of final stature in countries with high quality of life at variance with underprivileged countries where food intake deficiency is critical. The aim of our study was to evaluate the influence of environ...