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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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Famine during pregnancy is associated with pSGA at birth and increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes in adult offspring.

__ True

__ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Famine during pregnancy is associated with pSGA at birth and increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes in adult offspring” is true or false.

Introduction: Maternal nutrition is one of the most important factors during pregnancy which can determine the overall health and well-being of the growing infant. Famine refers to an extreme shortage of food in a wide area over a prolonged period of time. It can be attributed to various factors such as crop failure, war, and inflation. This is usually followed by starvation, malnutrition, and high mortality.

Explanation

Famine during the prenatal period can adversely affect the immediate physical environment of the growing infant. Small for gestational age (SGA) newborns are those who are smaller in size than the normal size for the gestational age. The famine at the time of pregnancy is connected proportionately with small for gestational age (pSGA)...

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