Growth and Public Health Concerns

Proceedings of the 29th Aschauer Soiree, held at Krobielowice, Poland, November 20th 2021

Keywords: dominance, prestige, nutrition, spatial difference, developmental tempo


Seventeen scientists met for this year’s conference on Auxology held at Krobielowice castle, Poland, to discuss growth and public health concerns. The regulation of growth is complex and besides metabolic and endocrine components including hypothalamic releasing factors, growth hormone and multiple downstream effectors, comprises the full spectrum of the psychosocial, economic and emotional environment including signaling dominance, competence, prestige, or subordination and indulgence, all of this being sensitive to urban or rural lifestyle, the political climate and with marked plasticity throughout history. New statistical techniques (St. Nicolas House Analysis) are presented for analyzing anthropometric variables for public health concerns. The impact of spatial differences on developmental tempo, growth in height, and the prevalence of childhood obesity are discussed as well as the impact of social mobility on obesity, and the benefits of the biopsychosocial status when getting along with socio-economic disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic.


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How to Cite
Hermanussen, M., Scheffler, C., Wilke, L., Böker, S., Groth, D., Kirchengast, S., Hagmann, D., Lebedeva, L., Godina, E., Gomula, A., Konarski, J. M., Başaran, A. Özdemir, Özer, B. K., Tutkuviene, J., Gervickaite, S., Kersnauskaite, D., & Koziel, S. (2022). Growth and Public Health Concerns: Proceedings of the 29th Aschauer Soiree, held at Krobielowice, Poland, November 20th 2021. Human Biology and Public Health, 1.
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