Seasonal variations in nutrition among a group of nomadic pastoralists in Niger.

@article{Loutan1984SeasonalVI,
  title={Seasonal variations in nutrition among a group of nomadic pastoralists in Niger.},
  author={Louis Loutan and Josette Lamotte},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1984},
  volume={1 8383},
  pages={945-7}
}
To identify the most critical period in a normal year for nomadic Sahelian pastoralists, 54 families of Wodaabe herders in Niger were visited every 3 months for a year. At each visit an average of 366 herders were interviewed with a standard questionnaire and anthropometric measurements were made. A cohort of 32 adult men lost a mean 3.1 kg between February and May, the peak of the dry season, and 30 adult women lost a mean 2.4 kg during the same period. Both men and women regained weight… CONTINUE READING

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