Changes in Pigs Due to Undernutrition before Birth, and for One, Two, and Three Years Afterwards, and the Effects of Rehabilitation

  • Elsie M. Widdowson
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 49)


Studies on the relation between nutritional status and physical anthropometry in man are, of necessity, limited to measurements of those parts of the body that are accessible in the living person. Animals, on the other hand, can be killed, and the effects of alterations in nutritional status on the structure of the inner parts of their bodies can be investigated.


Postnatal Development Immature Fetus Human Baby Severe Undernutrition Weight Body Weight 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elsie M. Widdowson
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  1. 1.Dunn Nutritional LaboratoryUniversity of Cambridge and Medical Research CouncilCambridgeEngland

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