hrp0084p3-1009 | Growth | ESPE2015

Nutritional Supplementation, Sleep Patterns and Growth in Short and Lean Prepubertal Children

Machtei Ayelet , Lebenthal Yael , Lazar Liora , Shamir Raanan , Phillip Moshe , Yackobovitch-Gavan Michal

Background: GH secretion is affected by duration and quality of sleep. Studies examining the connection between sleep and linear growth have reported conflicting results. Recently, we reported that nutritional supplementation was effective in promoting growth in children. In the present study, we extended our evaluation of the nutritional supplement to assess the association between nutrition, sleep and growth.Objective and hypotheses: To examine whether...