Adult height, nutrition, and population health.

@article{Perkins2016AdultHN,
  title={Adult height, nutrition, and population health.},
  author={Jessica M Perkins and S V Subramanian and George Davey Smith and Emre {\"O}zaltin},
  journal={Nutrition reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={74 3},
  pages={
          149-65
        }
}
In this review, the potential causes and consequences of adult height, a measure of cumulative net nutrition, in modern populations are summarized. The mechanisms linking adult height and health are examined, with a focus on the role of potential confounders. Evidence across studies indicates that short adult height (reflecting growth retardation) in low- and middle-income countries is driven by environmental conditions, especially net nutrition during early years. Some of the associations of… CONTINUE READING
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