Nutrition and fertility

Gopalan, C. ; Naidu, A. Nadamuni (1972) Nutrition and fertility Lancet, 300 (7786). pp. 1077-1079. ISSN 0099-5355

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Malnourished populations are generally thought to have high fertility-rates, but in fact poor diets impose restraints on fertility by affecting sex ratios, raising age at menarche, and increasing pregnancy wastage and child and maternal mortality. When family size is large, the nutrition of the family is affected. It is suggested that to overcome the twin problems of malnutrition and population a concerted approach is needed rather than compartmentalised programmes as is so often the case.

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