Sorrento studies of birthweight. Case for international reference data.

  • Brian Wharton
  • Published 1985 in Acta paediatrica Scandinavica. Supplement


There is little doubt that the mother's state of protein-energy nutrition affects birthweight and intra-uterine growth generally. The state of nutritional balance (i.e. intake minus expenditure) during the second trimester is probably more important than dietary intake alone. Not all mothers producing poorly grown babies are undernourished, however, so that… (More)


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