Walker, Susan P.; Powell, Christine A.; Grantham-McGregor, Sally M.
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Tropical Metabolism Research
Early childhood supplementation and cognitive development, during and after intervention
Nutrition, health, and child development: Research advances and policy recommendations
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Pan American Health Organization
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Scientific publication no. 566
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Reviews five studies conducted in Latin America and the Caribbean in which the effects of supplementation during childhood were assessed during the intervention period as well as one or more years after intervention ended. Studies were conducted in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Bogota and Jamaica. Concludes among other issues, that the early childhood supplementation can lead to improvements in concurrent development, and supports the inclusion of nutritional interventions as part of public health policy in developing countries.....