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Arginine Metabolism in Indian, Jamaican and American Women

Farook Jahoor of Baylor College of Medicine in the U.S. will conduct studies to test whether healthy women in India produce less arginine, an amino acid critical for a successful pregnancy, than pregnant Jamaican and American women and will research the underlying mechanisms to inform possible interventions to reduce the number of low birth weight babies in India.

More information about Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children (Round 8)

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