Child development: risk factors for adverse outcomes in developing countries

@article{Walker2007ChildDR,
  title={Child development: risk factors for adverse outcomes in developing countries},
  author={S. Walker and T. Wachs and J. Gardner and B. Lozoff and G. Wasserman and E. Pollitt and J. Carter},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={369},
  pages={145-157}
}
Poverty and associated health, nutrition, and social factors prevent at least 200 million children in developing countries from attaining their developmental potential. We review the evidence linking compromised development with modifiable biological and psychosocial risks encountered by children from birth to 5 years of age. We identify four key risk factors where the need for intervention is urgent: stunting, inadequate cognitive stimulation, iodine deficiency, and iron deficiency anaemia… Expand

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