Might efforts to increase birthweight in undernourished women do more harm than good?

@article{Garner1992MightET,
  title={Might efforts to increase birthweight in undernourished women do more harm than good?},
  author={Paul Garner and Michael S Kramer and Lain Chalmers},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1992},
  volume={340},
  pages={1021-1023}
}
Birth weight does not measure health or morbidity. Infant deaths are not due to low birth weight alone but to disease processes which result in low birth weight. Newborns with low birth weight for gestational age constitute most low birth weight infants in developing countries while in developed countries premature newborns make up most low birth weight infants. The number of premature births in North American has not decreased at all while the average birth weight has increased. In developed… CONTINUE READING
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