Lack of head sparing following third-trimester caloric restriction among Tanzanian Maasai

Paula Gonzalez, Christopher Powell, Warren Wilson, Godwin Olesaningo, Mange Manyama, Heather Jamniczky, Richard Spritz, James Cross, Keneth Lukowiak & Benedikt Hallgrimsson
The reduction of food intake during pregnancy is part of many cultural and religious traditions around the world. The impact of such practices on fetal growth and development are poorly understood. Here, we examined the patterns of diet intake among Maasai pregnant women and assessed their effect on newborn morphometrics. We recruited 141 mother-infant pairs from Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) in Northern Tanzania and quantified dietary intake and changes in maternal diet during pregnancy. We...

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