Long Continued Marginal Protein-Energy Deficiency

  • R. J. C. Stewart
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 14)


Some years ago, I became convinced that early, short periods of severe malnutrition had an adverse effect on the development of the central nervous system (Platt and Stewart, 1960). It seemed probable, however, that in looking at short-term severe episodes, a much larger and more important area might be missed--that of marginal malnutrition continued for long periods or even over several generations.


Birth Weight Recovery Group Lower Socioeconomic Group Litter Weight Malnourished Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. C. Stewart
    • 1
  1. 1.London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonEngland

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