7. Growth and Ageing

  1. Dr Susan A Lanham-New3,
  2. Professor Ian A Macdonald4 and
  3. Associate Professor Helen M Roche5
  1. Professor Mark L Wahlqvist1 and
  2. Dr Prasong Tienboon2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327779.ch7

Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition

Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition

How to Cite

Wahlqvist, M. L. and Tienboon, P. (2010) Growth and Ageing, in Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, I. A. Macdonald and H. M. Roche), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327779.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 4

    University of Nottingham, UK

  3. 5

    University College Dublin, Ireland

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Health Research Institute, Taiwan

  2. 2

    Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168083

Online ISBN: 9781444327779



  • growth and ageing;
  • growth, nutritional status in pre-adult years;
  • nutrition, role in human growth - and development throughout life;
  • growth, acquisition of tissue - concomitant increase in body size;
  • cellular aspects of growth and death - and cell division;
  • cell growth and division - four successive phases of typical cell cycle;
  • zinc deficiency, major intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR);
  • undernutrition effects - and undernourishment, inadequate dietary intake not the sole cause;
  • growth and development in children and adolescents - changes in body composition;
  • nutritionally vulnerable older adults - and popular ‘tea ‘n’ toast’ myth


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Growth and development

  • Nutritional factors affecting growth

  • Nutrition and the life cycle

  • Effects of undernutrition

  • Effects of overnutrition

  • Growth during childhood and adolescence

  • Ageing

  • Guidelines for healthy ageing

  • Perspectives on the future

  • References

  • Further reading