Experientia

, Volume 32, Issue 12, pp 1538–1540 | Cite as

The influence of early nutrition and environmental rearing on brain growth and behaviour

  • V. R. Sara
  • T. L. King
  • L. Lazarus
Physiologica

Summary

Preweaning malnutrition permanently reduced brain size and cellular content but in spite of changes in the adrenocortical stress response no learning deficit was observed. Differential rearing environments did not influence the effects of malnutrition.

Keywords

Stress Response Brain Size Cellular Content Brain Growth Learning Deficit 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. R. Sara
    • 1
  • T. L. King
    • 1
  • L. Lazarus
    • 1
  1. 1.Garvan Institute of Medical ResearchSt. Vincent's HospitalSydneyAustralia

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