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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Grantham-McGregor, Sally M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Metabolism Research Unit
Article Title
Assessments of the effects of nutrition on mental development and behavior in Jamaican studies
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American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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Date of Publication
1993
Volume ID
57
Issue ID
2 Suppl
Page(s)
303S-309S
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Abstract
Discusses methodological issues and problems of the effects of protein- energy malnutrition (PEM) and child development with reference to experiences in Jamaica. Stresses the usefulness of defining PEM by stunting, wasting, and edema . Discusses difficulties in achieving reliable and valid measurements of mental development and behavior in Third World children, and allowing for the confounding and possibly interacting effects of social background. Outlines problems associated with different approaches .....
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