Heights and Weights of 6 - 8 Year Old Children in Selected Schools in Coimbatore
Growth of children is governed by their internal metabolic and hormonal states, which inturn are dependent on hereditary, environmental, health, nutritional and psychological factors. Topp et al, Someswara Rao and Vijayaraghavan et al point out that the pattern of growth and physical status though genetically determined, are strongly influenced by the dietary intake. Nutrition determines the extent to which the genetic potentialities are exploited by the organism.
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