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The clinical syndromes of marasmus and kwashiorkor and their relationship to protein-calorie malnutrition have been recognized for many years. However, in the past 20 years there has been a growing body of evidence showing the effect of inadequate nutrition on the developing brain. This effect begins during gestation and persists postnatally as the brain continues to develop. In this book, the world's leading authority on this topic provides us with a broad overview of how malnutrition affects the nervous system and the experimental and clinical data that support these views.
Dr Winick is director of both The Institute for Human Nutrition and the Center for Nutrition at Columbia University. He has authored two
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