Effect of food supplementation during pregnancy on birthweight.

@article{Lechtig1975EffectOF,
  title={Effect of food supplementation during pregnancy on birthweight.},
  author={A Lechtig and J P Habicht and H. Delgado and Robert E. Klein and C J Yarbrough and Reynaldo Martorell},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1975},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={508-20}
}
The high prevalence of low-birthweight (less than or equal to 2,500 gm) babies in many poor communities is a major public health problem. Studies in humans in situations of acute starvation suggest an effect of maternal nutrition on birthweight, but less clear results appear under situations of moderate maternal malnutrition. We studied the effects of food supplementation during pregnancy on birthweight in four rural villages of Guatemala, in which two types of supplements were distributed… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 38 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…