Does zinc deficiency play a role in stunting among primary school children in NE Thailand?

  title={Does zinc deficiency play a role in stunting among primary school children in NE Thailand?},
  author={Rosalind S. Gibson and Mari Skar Manger and Woravimol Krittaphol and Tippawan Pongcharoen and Sueppong Gowachirapant and Karl B. Bailey and Pattanee Winichagoon},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={97 1},
Stunting in school-age years may result in a decrease in adult size, and thus reduced work capacity and adverse reproductive outcomes. We have compared the mean intakes of energy, protein and selected growth-limiting nutrients in fifty-eight stunted children and 172 non-stunted controls drawn from 567 children aged 6-13 years attending ten rural schools in NE Thailand. Control children were selected randomly after stratifying children by age in each school. Dietary data were calculated from 24… CONTINUE READING
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