Deficits in synapse-to-neuron ratio due to early undernutrition show evidence of catch-up in later life
30-day-old rats undernourished from birth are known to have large deficits in the synapse-to-neuron ratio in certain brain regions. It has not been possible to demonstrate any statistically significant deficits in this ratio in animals undernourished from birth to 30 days but then provided with an ad libitum amount of food till 6 months of age.
KeywordsBrain Region Significant Deficit Show Evidence Large Deficit Early Undernutrition
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