Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0001pp76 | Bone development/growth and fracture repair | ECTS2013

The effect of post-natal (childhood) obesity on skeletal development

Monsonego-Ornan Efrat , Simsa-Maziel Stav , Zareski Janna , Anpilov Sergey , Solomon Gili

Childhood obesity is a serious global public health problem, reaching 40% of children in developed countries. While the connection between under-nutrition and growth retardation is well documented, the opposite connection between over-nutrition and bone development was barely studied. Obese children grow faster in height than normal-weighed children, and prospective studies demonstrated an over-presentation of obese children amongst fracture cases. Yet, the cellular and molecu...