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University hospitals join forces to study malnourishment effects

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UTRECHT Two Dutch university hospitals are researching the health effects of the 1944-1945 hunger winter on women and girls, then between the ages of 2 to 33. By tracing the medical history of the young toddlers of that time and young mothers, researchers hope to compare the information to gain a better insight into the medical problems of these people. They are looking specifically at the effect of malnourishment on diabetes (type II), cardiovascular diseases and neurological. The Amsterdam university hospital AMC had already documented the cases of many of the then newly born for years, and the Utrecht hospital studied the age range between 2 and 33. By cooperating with each other, the hospitals hope to compare their data to better study the results.