Overnutrition, Overgrowth and Hormones (with Special Reference to the Infant Born of the Diabetic Mother)

  • Donald B. Cheek
  • James B. Brayton
  • Rachel E. Scott
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 49)


It is the purpose of this paper to consider the effects of overnutrition on changes in body composition and cell growth and to discuss such changes in relationship to hormone secretion. The role of insulin secretion on cell growth is of importance especially with respect to cell growth in the primate fetus.


Adipose Tissue Growth Hormone Body Composition Muscle Mass Lean Body Mass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald B. Cheek
    • 1
    • 2
  • James B. Brayton
    • 1
    • 2
  • Rachel E. Scott
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Research FoundationRoyal Children’s HospitalParkville, MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics, and the Children’s Medical and Surgical CenterJohns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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