Compact Bone Deficiency in Protein-Calorie Malnutrition

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Science  25 Sep 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3639, pp. 1444-1445
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3639.1444


Children hospitalized for acute protein-calorie malnutrition in Guatemala City were not delayed in ossification status as compared with Guatemalan Indian children on their customary low-protein diets, but were markedly and often dramatically deficient in cortical bone.