A 41-year-old member asked:
if i feed my whole family aha type meals, will it stunt the growth of the kids?
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Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
No: If by aha, you mean american heart association the answer is no. The issue is the amount of calories a child needs to sustain normal growth given by the rule: 1, 000 + agex 100 ex: a child age 5 needs 1, 500 cal daily. Articles have been published describing growth retardation in families were parents became obcessed with fat content of meals, but calorically depriving their children.
Pediatrics 9 years experience
Weight lifting: In active growth no lifting overhead.
Last updated Jul 18, 2012
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