The influence of diet on morning sickness: a cross-cultural study

Medical Anthropology Vol/Iss. 8 Published In Pages: 71-75
By Minturn, Leigh, Weiher, Ann Wylie


This article proposes that differences in diet may account for the presence or absence of morning sickness in a society. Data suggest that morning sickness is not a universal symptom of pregnancy, and there are significant differences in foods consumed where morning sickness does not occur, including more maize, fats, and vegetables.


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HRAF Collection of Ethnography (paper/fiche)Researchers Own
Ethnographic Atlas (EA)Other researchers

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