Chapter 6. Fertility

  1. Susan Scott and
  2. Christopher J. Duncan

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch6

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations

How to Cite

Scott, S. and Duncan, C. J. (2002) Fertility, in Demography and Nutrition: Evidence from Historical and Contemporary Populations, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774489.ch6

Author Information

  1. School of Biological Sciences University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 MAY 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632059836

Online ISBN: 9780470774489

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Keywords:

  • nutritional biochemistry;
  • adipose tissue;
  • triacylglycerol;
  • homeotherms;
  • pregnancy

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The importance of body fat

  • Adipose tissue

  • The role of leptin in the control of fertility

  • Is leptin needed for the initiation of puberty?

  • Menarche

  • Nutrition and fertility in the twentieth century

  • Hutterite women: the upper limit of fertility?

  • Fertility in the bushmen of the Kalahari Desert

  • Effects of chronic malnutrition on fertility: a case study

  • Procreative power

  • Fertility in pre-industrial England

  • Breast-feeding, fertility and population growth in the twentieth century

  • The menopause

  • Does malnutrition really affect fecundity?

  • Overview of the fertility levels in England during a 400-year period