Growth hormone / insulin-like growth factor-1 axis during puberty.

  title={Growth hormone / insulin-like growth factor-1 axis during puberty.},
  author={Athanasios Christoforidis and Ilianna Maniadaki and Richard G. Stanhope},
  journal={Pediatric endocrinology reviews : PER},
  volume={3 1},
Puberty is a dynamic, transitional period of life which is characterized by the acquisition of secondary sexual characteristics leading to the development of fertility. Puberty is accompanied by sexually dimorphic changes in linear growth, body proportions and body composition. The pubertal growth spurt is influenced by a number of factors such as hormones, nutrition, physical activity and general health, acting mostly in concert in order to modify a genetic potential for growth. Growth hormone… CONTINUE READING
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