Diet, energy expenditure, and body composition of lactating Ribeirinha women in the Brazilian Amazon.

@article{Piperata2007DietEE,
  title={Diet, energy expenditure, and body composition of lactating Ribeirinha women in the Brazilian Amazon.},
  author={Barbara Ann Piperata and Darna L Dufour},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={722-34}
}
Lactation is the most energetically demanding part of human reproduction; yet, compared with pregnancy, we know little about the strategies women in different settings employ to cope with these increased energy demands. This paper takes a biocultural approach and reports longitudinal data on the anthropometry, dietary intakes and energy expenditure of a sample of 23 rural, lactating Ribeirinha women living in subsistence-based communities in the eastern Amazon. The dietary intakes of these… CONTINUE READING
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