How maternal malnutrition affects linear growth and development in the offspring.

@article{Papathakis2016HowMM,
  title={How maternal malnutrition affects linear growth and development in the offspring.},
  author={Peggy C Papathakis and Lauren N Singh and Mark J. Manary},
  journal={Molecular and cellular endocrinology},
  year={2016},
  volume={435},
  pages={
          40-47
        }
}
Maternal malnutrition is common in the developing world and has detrimental effects on both the mother and infant. Pre-pregnancy nutritional status and weight gain during pregnancy are positively related to fetal growth and development. Internationally, there is no agreement on the method of diagnosis or treatment of moderate or severe malnutrition during pregnancy. Establishing clear guidelines for diagnosis and treatment will be essential in elevating the problem. Possible anthropometric… CONTINUE READING