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1. Mothers were followed from 1 month post-partum up to 12 months post-partum to measure changes in their body-weight and triceps skinfold thickness. 2. Overall there was a significant weight loss in the first few months but this levelled off by 7 months. 3. The triceps skinfold increased significantly up to 5 months post-partum and then decreased. 4. These(More)
Antenatal, intranatal and postnatal features of all Aboriginal women who lived at Cherbourg Aboriginal Community and delivered during 1990, 1991 and 1992 were compared with all non-Aboriginal women in the same rural area who delivered at Kingaroy Base Hospital during 1991. Almost all the Aboriginal women also delivered at Kingaroy. The data for 146(More)
The darwinian theory of evolution has been used to justify the statement that breast-milk is ideal for infants. However, a broader interpretation of the theory suggests that the mother-child dyad is the evolutionary unit. For the survival of the species, both mother and child should benefit. Simple arithmetic shows that where there is a conflict of(More)
We have tested mothers' abilities to remember at a later date, the birth weight, duration of breastfeeding and time of introduction of other milks to their previous children, by comparing their recall with the information recorded by the nursing sisters at maternal and child health clinics at the time. Data were available for 81 children with present ages(More)
A model for changes in energy balance and body weight is described which can be written as an iterative computer program. Medium and long-term changes in body weight resulting from random daily fluctuations in energy balance are quantitatively predicted. Body weight varies periodically about a mean value to to the extent of +/- 1 kg over a span of a few(More)
We have used B-mode (brightness-mode) ultrasound to investigate the fascial planes within subcutaneous fat at the triceps and abdominal sites in a group of 17 women attending a weight control group over a 12 month period. In most subjects there was a single intralipid fascial plane at each site. As the thickness of adipose tissue increased, most of the(More)