Prenatal Protein and Zinc Malnutrition in the Rhesus Monkey, Macaca mulatta
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.
KeywordsDiet Group Zinc Deficiency Play Behavior Breech Delivery Plasma Zinc Level
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