The effect of undernutrition in the early postnatal period on skeletal muscle tissue.


Guinea-pigs were undernourished from birth by first, cross-fostering in groups of six (in pairs for control animals) and then by feeding a diet of 60% of ad lib. intake from 2 to 6 weeks. The changing characteristics of muscle fibre types in the biceps brachii and soleus muscles were monitored by histochemistry. Undernutrition appeared to delay maturation… (More)


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