Long-Term Consequences of Early Linear Growth Retardation (Stunting) in Swedish Children

  title={Long-Term Consequences of Early Linear Growth Retardation (Stunting) in Swedish Children},
  author={Youxue Liu and Kerstin Albertsson-Wikland and Johan P. E. Karlberg},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
Linear growth retardation (stunting) is prevalent (10–80%) in developing countries. It takes place between 6 and 18 mo of age and can be characterized by the delayed onset of the childhood phase of growth. The objective of this work was to study the existence of stunting in early life and, when present, its lifelong effects on final height in a normal healthy population in a developed country. A total of 2432 children with longitudinal height data from birth to adulthood were analyzed. The… CONTINUE READING

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