Atossa Rahmanifar

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Zinc nutriture of women living in a periurban Egyptian village was examined over the last 6 mo of pregnancy and the first 6 mo of lactation as one of several potential determinants of pregnancy outcome and infant development. Estimated bioavailable zinc intake was approximately 2 mg/d from diets high in phytate and fiber. Among numerous variables analyzed(More)
Potential processes through which nutritional and non-nutritional factors can relate to infant state and behavior and mother-infant interactions were examined in 41 mother-infant pairs from semirural Egyptian households. All infants were breast-fed, and breast milk was the main source of their nutrient intake. Median birth weight was close to reference(More)
Several potential determinants of birth weight and neonatal behavioral organization, ie, maternal anthropometry, food intake (energy, protein, and plant- and animal-source foods), morbidity, and household socioeconomic status, were followed systematically in a semirural Egyptian population during greater than or equal to 6 mo of pregnancy. In early(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the pattern of respiratory tract infections (RTI) and diarrhea among brest-fed infants and the impact of birth weight, maternal diet during lactation, and household socioenvironmental conditions on these illnesses. DESIGN A longitudinal household-based study of infant morbidity from birth to 6 months of age. SETTING Kalama(More)
Between January 1980-February 1981, researchers enrolled 400 low and middle socioeconomic women who were pregnant (at least 12 weeks gestation) from 2 prenatal clinics in Shiraz, Iran to assess their dietary patterns, food consumption, and iron intake. 294 women attended the prenatal clinic at the Helal-Ahmar Maternity Hospital and 106 the prenatal clinic(More)
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