Prenatal Protein and Zinc Malnutrition in the Rhesus Monkey, Macaca mulatta

  • D. Strobel
  • H. Sandstead
  • L. Zimmermann
  • A. Reuter
Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)


Many nutrition researchers have increasingly followed the supposition that malnutrition may cause morphological and biochemical damage to the brain (for reviews see Birch and Gussow, 1970; Cravioto and DeLicardie, 1973; Latham, 1974; Read, 1973). This concern has centered on a period of vulnerability in human brain development roughly 3 months before and 6 months after birth, which is generally thought to be the period of maximal brain growth.


Diet Group Zinc Deficiency Play Behavior Breech Delivery Plasma Zinc Level 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Strobel
    • 1
  • H. Sandstead
    • 2
  • L. Zimmermann
    • 1
  • A. Reuter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MontanaMissoulaUSA
  2. 2.USDA Human Nutrition LaboratoryGrand ForksUSA

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