Timing in prenatal nutrition: a reprise of the Dutch Famine Study

Nutr Rev. 1994 Mar;52(3):84-94. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.1994.tb01395.x.


The array of results discussed in this paper is assembled by stage of gestation in the following table (Table 1). We must allow some uncertainty for some outcomes as to the precise stages of gestation in which they originate. For instance, with obesity, the effects of famine exposure may extend beyond the first trimester into the second. Yet, the table is perhaps sufficient in itself to support the point with which the paper opened, namely, that stage of development is crucial to the appreciation of the effects of prenatal nutrition.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Birth Weight
  • Embryonic and Fetal Development*
  • Female
  • Fertility
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Netherlands
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects*
  • Starvation / complications*
  • Starvation / mortality