Grantham McGregor, Sally M.; Walker, Susan P.; Himes, John H.; Powell, Christine A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Metabolism Research Unit
Stunting and mental development in children
Date of Publication
Reports on a study whereby nutritional supplementation given to stunted children for 2 years produced an improvement in psychosocial development. Supplementation and linear growth had shared, and, independent effects on change in development. There was also a significant relationship between change in developemnt and growth over the 2 year period. It is therefore probably that at least part of the poor development found in stunted children is due to poor nutrition.....