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Nutrition and Metabolism in Pregnancy: Mother and Fetus

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Rosso Pedro. . 324 pages. New York: : Oxford University Press; ; 1990.. $55.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;114(10):917. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-114-10-917_1
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The clinical applicability of the presented information and the accessibility of this information to the practicing clinician are the criteria by which a publication's value should be judged. In general, Rosso provides a useful source of scientific information for the clinician who cares for pregnant women. This review of issues pertinent to both fetal and maternal nutrition appears to be relatively up-to-date. Databased and well-referenced discussions peruse topics ranging from maternal-fetal physiology to nutritional requirements for mothers and fetuses. The language used is generally understandable to the informed clinician. Graphs, tables, and illustrations are helpful, but not bountiful. The emphasis


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