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Titolo:
IS MATERNAL MALNUTRITION ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW SEX-RATIO AT BIRTH
Autore:
ANDERSSON R; BERGSTROM S;
Indirizzi:
CTR MED GAMBOULA CENT AFR REPUBL CTY HOSP RYHOV,DEPT SURG S-55185 JONKOPING SWEDEN KAROLINSKA INST,DEPT PUBL HLTH SCI,DIV INT HLTH CARE RES STOCKHOLM SWEDEN
Titolo Testata:
Human biology
fascicolo: 6, volume: 70, anno: 1998,
pagine: 1101 - 1106
SICI:
0018-7143(1998)70:6<1101:IMMAWA>2.0.ZU;2-D
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
NUTRITION; AVAILABILITY; WEIGHT;
Keywords:
SEX RATIO; MATERNAL NUTRITION; AFRICA;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
17
Recensione:
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Citazione:
R. Andersson e S. Bergstrom, "IS MATERNAL MALNUTRITION ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW SEX-RATIO AT BIRTH", Human biology, 70(6), 1998, pp. 1101-1106

Abstract

The low male/female ratio at birth in African populations has been attributed to a variety of genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. A low sex ratio at birth has been associated with maternal malnutrition in mammals, but this issue has not been studied in humans. In this study we analyzed the relation between maternal nutritional status and sex ratio at birth in 3282 children born to 684 women from a rural African society. Short maternal stature and obesity were independentlyrelated to a low sex ratio at birth. These results are consistent with animal experiments that indicate an adverse effect of maternal malnutrition on male fetuses. The results warrant further research in this area.

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