Growth, Nutrition and Economy

Proceedings of the 27th Aschauer Soiree, held at Krobielowice, Poland, November 16th 2019

  • Michael Hermanussen Aschauhof 3, 24340 Eckernförde – Altenhof, Germany https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4037-1597
  • Christiane Scheffler University of Potsdam, Human Biology https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1954-7578
  • Lidia Martin University of Potsdam, Human Biology
  • Detlef Groth University of Potsdam, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology
  • James G. Waxmonsky Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
  • James Swanson Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Irvine, CA 92617, USA
  • Natalia Nowak-Szczepanska Department of Anthropology, Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, 50–449 Wroclaw, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2774-992X
  • Aleksandra Gomula Department of Anthropology, Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, 50–449 Wroclaw, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2206-1659
  • Anna Apanasewicz Department of Anthropology, Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, 50–449 Wroclaw, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8610-5043
  • Jan M. Konarski Poznań University of Physical Education, Department of Theory of Sport, Poznań, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1861-6201
  • Robert M. Malina Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9402-0648
  • Sylwia Bartkowiak Poznan University of Physical Education https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1727-0678
  • Lidia Lebedeva Public Opinion Foundation, Moscow, Russia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2084-6690
  • Andrej Suchomlinov Department of Anatomy, Histology and Anthropology, Institute of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Vsevolod Konstantinov Department of General Psychology, Penza State University, Penza, Russia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1443-3195
  • Werner Blum
  • Yehuda Limony https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2686-0095
  • Raja Chakraborty Dinabandhu Mahavidyalaya, Bongaon, West Bengal, India 743235 https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9060-9471
  • Sylvia Kirchengast University of Vienna/Institute for Anthropology, 1090 Vienna, Austria https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3220-7271
  • Janina Tutkuviene Department of Anatomy, Histology and Anthropology, Institute of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Egle Marija Jakimaviciene Department of Anatomy, Histology and Anthropology, Institute of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Ramune Cepuliene Department of Anatomy, Histology and Anthropology, Institute of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Daniel Franken Economic and Social History Department, University of Groningen, 9712 EK Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Bárbara Navazo Laboratorio de Investigaciones en Ontogenia y Adaptación (LINOA). Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8120-0597
  • Annang G. Moelyo Moewardi Hospital, Jalan Kolonel Soetarto 132, Surakarta, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9110-9161
  • Takashi Satake National Institute of Health and Nutrition & Otsuma Women’s University, 522–6, Mabashi, Matsudo, Chiba 271–0051, Japan
  • Slawomir Koziel Department of Anthropology, Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, 50–449 Wroclaw, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0584-4427
Keywords: nutrition, stunting, socioeconomy, education, secular changes, pubertal timing

Abstract

Twenty-three scientists met at Krobielowice, Poland to discuss the role of growth, nutrition and economy on body size. Contrasting prevailing concepts, re-analyses of studies in Indonesian and Guatemalan school children with high prevalence of stunting failed to provide evidence for an association between nutritional status and body height. Direct effects of parental education on growth that were not transmitted via nutrition were shown in Indian datasets using network analysis and novel statistical methods (St. Nicolas House Analysis) that translate correlation matrices into network graphs. Data on Polish children suggest significant impact of socioeconomic sensitivity on child growth, with no effect of maternal money satisfaction. Height and maturation tempo affect the position of a child among its peers. Correlations also exist between mood disorders and height. Secular changes in height and weight varied across decades independent of population size. Historic and recent Russian data showed that height of persons whose fathers performed manual work were on average four cm shorter than persons whose fathers were high-degree specialists. Body height, menarcheal age, and body proportions are sensitive to socioeconomic variables. Additional topics included delayed motherhood and its associations with newborn size; geographic and socioeconomic indicators related to low birth weight, prematurity and stillbirth rate; data on anthropometric history of Brazil, 1850-1950; the impact of central nervous system stimulants on the growth of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; and pituitary development and growth hormone secretion. Final discussions debated on reverse causality interfering between social position, and adolescent growth and developmental tempo.

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Published
2021-06-22
How to Cite
Hermanussen, M., Scheffler, C., Martin, L., Groth, D., Waxmonsky, J. G., Swanson, J., Nowak-Szczepanska, N., Gomula, A., Apanasewicz, A., Konarski, J. M., Malina, R. M., Bartkowiak, S., Lebedeva, L., Suchomlinov, A., Konstantinov, V., Blum, W., Limony, Y., Chakraborty , R., Kirchengast , S., Tutkuviene , J., Jakimaviciene , E. M., Cepuliene , R., Franken , D., Navazo , B., Moelyo, A. G., Satake, T., & Koziel, S. (2021). Growth, Nutrition and Economy: Proceedings of the 27th Aschauer Soiree, held at Krobielowice, Poland, November 16th 2019. Human Biology and Public Health, 1. https://doi.org/10.52905/hbph.v1.1
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