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Appetite sensations and nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: an overview of the explanations.
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PMID:  22881357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We review information about the potential mechanisms underlying nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP), food cravings, and/or aversions in pregnancy. In addition to providing overviews about genetic predispositions and hormonal associations with appetite sensations and NVP, we review two functional explanations: the "maternal and embryo protection" and the "placental growth and development" hypotheses. We conclude with a discussion about the kinds of data that would enable us to better evaluate the relative advantages and disadvantages of NVP across disparate resource and ecological conditions.
Crystal L Patil; Elizabeth T Abrams; Alexis R Steinmetz; Sera L Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ecology of food and nutrition     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1543-5237     ISO Abbreviation:  Ecol Food Nutr     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0315073     Medline TA:  Ecol Food Nutr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  394-417     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Department of Anthropology , University of Illinois at Chicago , Chicago , Illinois , USA.
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