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An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution$
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Partha Dasgupta

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198288350

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198288352.001.0001

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Adaptation to Undernourishment

Adaptation to Undernourishment

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(p.437) 15 Adaptation to Undernourishment
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An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution
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DOI:10.1093/0198288352.003.0022

Adaptation to undernourishment is discussed in eight sections: (1) the international incidence of calorie deficiency; (2) genetic, physiological, and behavioural adaptation to undernourishment; (3) short‐term adjustment, or homeostasis; (4) homeostasis and the magnitude of undernourishment; (5) long‐term adaptation; (6) metabolic disequilibrium; (7) food intake, efficient productivity, and stature; and (8) physical activity possibility sets.

Keywords:   adaptation, calorie deficiency, food intake, homeostasis, metabolic disequilibrium, physical activity, stature, undernourishment

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