A physiological adaptation to undernutrition.

  title={A physiological adaptation to undernutrition.},
  author={G Balam and Francisco D. Gurri},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  volume={21 5},
A total of 432 children under the age of 10 years were measured for height and weight, and the morbidity and mortality indices were studied in six counties of the maize region of the state of Yucatán, Mexico. Undernutrition, because of its relationship to morbidity and mortality, was considered an important selection factor operating between the ages of 6 and 24 months. It was also observed that short stature was an adaptive response to the first years of undernutrition, that allowed children… CONTINUE READING