© 1978

Nutrition and Human Reproduction

  • W. Henry Mosley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

  3. Nutrition and Endocrine Function

    1. John Stanbury
      Pages 9-10
    2. John E. Tyson, A. Perez
      Pages 11-27
    3. Ananda S. Prasad, K. Y. Lei, Kamran S. Moghissi
      Pages 61-85
  4. Nutrition, Fertility and Infant Mortality

    1. W. Henry Mosley
      Pages 87-90
    2. Zena Stein, Mervyn Susser
      Pages 123-145
    3. Aaron Lechtig, Hernan Delgado, Reynaldo Martorell, Douglas Richardson, Charles Yarbrough, Robert E. Klein
      Pages 147-174
  5. Nutrition and Breast-Feeding

  6. Analytical Models of Nutrition-Fertility Relationships

    1. Robert G. Potter
      Pages 257-259
    2. George S. Masnick
      Pages 313-323
    3. W. Wils
      Pages 325-343
  7. Field Studies

    1. Jean-Pierre Habicht
      Pages 345-352
    2. Pierre Cantrelle, Benoit Ferry
      Pages 353-363

About this book


This book is the product of the Conference on Nutrition and Human Reproduction, supported and organized by the National Insti­ tutes of Child Health and Human Development, and held at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, in February 1977. The genesis of this Conference came from the work of the Subcommittee on Nutrition and Fertility of the Committee on International Nutrition Programs of the National Research Council. The purpose of the Conference was to assemble scientists and program planners from a broad range of fields including nutrition, epidemiology, demography, endocrinology, sociology, economics, anthropology, biostatistics and public health. Each individual brought his or her analytical skills and perspective to the meeting, with the goal of developing a more coherent picture of the many facets of nutrition and reproduction. The approach was to get a more comprehensive view by: 1. Clarifying terminology and definitions. 2. Reviewing recent and current work on the biological basis for nutrition-fertility interactions. 3. Reviewing biomedical and socioeconomic factors related to breast-feeding to assess how this practice relates to maternal and infant nutrition and fertility. 4. Assessing some current analytical models for defining nutrition-fertility interrelationships. 5. Reviewing recent field studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America which are examining the interrelationships of nutrition and reproduction.


endocrinology food health nutrition public health

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Henry Mosley
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Hygiene and Public HealthThe Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nutrition and Human Reproduction
  • Editors W. Mosley
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-31122-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4684-0792-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4684-0790-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 516
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nutrition
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