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Effect of hormones and undernutrition on children and adolescent development

Abha Rani Sinha
Deptt. of Psychology (Clinical), Vaishali Mahila College, Hajipur, Bihar, India
Received 18th June, 2011; Revised 22th August, 2011.

Abstract : In the whole developmental process childhood and adolescent play key role. In this process hormones and nutrition affects the human development. Though it varies from child to child yet we can’t deny its effect on children’s physical mental growth and development productive process either in boy or in girl wholly depend on hormones. For the development of brain and nervous system throxine is a very essential hormone. The hight of person depends on pitutary gland that produces growth hormone. The secretion of Folicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH) causes a girl’s ovaries to produced estrogen and a boys testes to produce testosterone results adolescent growth spurt. Like hormones undernutrition is also a major part of children and adolescent growth and development. Prolonged and severely undernourished children suffer mainly two type of nutritional diseases- Marasmus and Kwashiorkor. Both nutritional problem affects physical growth and intellectual development.


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