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Environmental determinants and origins of malnutrition
The characterization of protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) more than 30 years ago led to its recognition as a scourge of underdeveloped societies (1). For more than two decades, however, PCM was considered a medical ...
Effect of infection on food intake and the nutritional state: perspectives as viewed from the viIlage
Data from a prospective study of a Guatemalan village population revealed an exceedingly high force of infection which may affect nutrition and growth from gestation onward. Maternal morbidity was higher and fetal antigenic ...
Cambios culturales y nutricionales en Costa Rica
EI oscuro panorama que se presenta ante la posibilidad de lograr soIucionesa los problemas mundiales de alimentos, energia y agotamiento y contaminaci6n del ambients influye cualquier intento de discutir y abo rda r ...
Viral infections during pregnancy and in early life
There is evidence that fetal antigenic stimulation and intrauterine infection is much more frequent in developing rural populations than in industrialized societies. A similar contrast is observed for postnatal intestinal ...
La etiología viral de las diarreas
Durante años, muchos investigadores se esforzaron por buscar explicaciones etiologicas de las diarreas denominadas no-bacterianas 0 no-especificas, las cuales presentan como casos aislados, pequefios brotes 0 ...
How harmful is diarrhoea?
Apart from the physical suffering and deaths that they cause at the individual and family level, diarrhoeal diseases also play a negative role in national development
Not just the lack of food
Whose who are familiar with rural areas of developing nations are often amazed to tind malnourished children in families where food is available in amounts sufficient to ensure an adequate diet. There may seem to be plenty ...
Infection, malnutrition and growth
The concomitant appearance of famine and pestilence has been documented in classical religious texts since the beginning of written history. But it was not until recently that the inter-relationships between infection and ...
El diagnóstico prenatal de trastornos genéticos
El diagnóstico prenatal de trastornos genéticos, es una de las aplicaciones clínicas de la genética más importantes en la actualidad. En los países desarrollados, se ha convertido en un eslabón fundamental de la atención ...
Giardiasis: Impact on child growth
Chronic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract may impair physical growth during infancy and childhood. Growth retardation has been particularly well documented in children with Crohn's disease and coeliac disease in which ...