Childhood growth and adulthood cognition in a rapidly developing population.

@article{Heys2009ChildhoodGA,
  title={Childhood growth and adulthood cognition in a rapidly developing population.},
  author={Michelle Heys and C Mary Schooling and Chaoqiang Jiang and Peymane Adab and Kar Keung Cheng and Tai Hing Lam and Gabriel M Leunga},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={91-9}
}
BACKGROUND Skeletal growth occurs concurrently with cognitive development. Better childhood conditions, proxied by greater adult height or leg length but not sitting height, have been positively associated with adult cognition mainly in white populations in developed countries. Whether skeletal growth is universally associated with cognitive function is unclear. We examined the association of height and its components with adulthood cognitive function in an area of southern China where there… CONTINUE READING