By Govind A. Dhopeshwarkar
The impact of nutrients at the very important means of mind improvement has got elevated recognition within the final 20 years. utilizing animal types, experimental learn scientists have accrued a wealth of infor mation and epidemiological reviews of box employees have introduced the animals and human experiences jointly. such a lot occasions, there's an contract at the result of animal and human reviews, yet sometimes a voice of uncertainty is heard while result of animal experiences are extrapolated to people. in the end, the human mind is way extra complicated than that of different species, and comparisons will not be constantly actual. Behavioral sci entists have tried to correlate the findings of the biochemists and neurochemists to the "working" of the mind. critical results of malnutrition on physique progress and serve as can frequently be reversed via corrective approaches. but if such results comprise the impression on mind improvement, the result could be devas tating. Underdevelopment of the mind because of malnutrition in the course of formative years won't reply to corrective measures in later existence. Undoubt edly it is a very debatable factor and the ultimate verdict has now not been reached. regrettably, despite modern day large technological concepts and purposes, there are thousands of humans, together with babies and kids, who can't receive enough foodstuff and are accordingly uncovered to harmful results at the orderly improvement of the crucial vii PREFACE viii fearful approach. therefore, it is a severe factor to many suffering popu lations who can unwell manage to pay for such deprivation.