Low Birth Weight

Scope and Content

Material relating to low birth weight. Includes a consultative document by Professor MA Crawford 'Proposal for a multicentre research study on the prevention of repetition of low birthweight by improvement of maternal nutrition' (May 1990); letters to Virginia Bottomley; a paper by Margaret Wynn 'Low birthweight: a key indicator of social deprivation' (n.d.); 'Prevention of Low Birth Weight in Canada', draft of work in progress by the Canadian Institute of Child Health (30pp, Sep 1990)

The file also includes reprints or photocopies of the following published articles, many of which were originally attached to letters in the file:

Alberman E. Are our babies becoming bigger? Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 1991;84:257-260

Doyle W, Crawford MA, Wynn AH, Wynn S. Maternal magnesium intake and pregnancy outcome. Magnesium Research 1989;3:205-210

Doyle W, Crawford MA, Wynn AHA, Wynn S. Maternal magnesium intake and birth-weight. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 1989;2:415-422

Doyle W, Crawford MA, Wynn AHA, Wynn SW. The association between maternal diet and birth dimensions. Journal of Nutritional Medicine 1990;1:9-17

Kogan M. Social causes of low birth weight. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 1997;88:611-615

Wynn A, Wynn M. Magnesium and other nutrient deficiencies as possible causes of hypertension and low birthweight. Nutrition and Health I1988;6:69-88

Wynn M, Wynn A. The problem of low birthweight, the cost and possibilities of prevention. Nutrition and Health 1997;11:159-184

Wynn M, Wynn A. Low birthweight in electoral wards: a useful health and social indicator at local level Nutrition and Health 2000;14:77-87