Malnutrition, learning, and intelligence.

  title={Malnutrition, learning, and intelligence.},
  author={Herbert George Birch},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={62 6},
A survey of the evidence shows that some degrees of malnutrition is relatively widespread among poor children. However, the effects of inadequate nutrition on growth and mental development depend to a large extent on the severity, the timing (pre and postnatal), and the duration of the nutritional deprivation. The data are inadequate on the true prevalence of malnutrition among children in this country, but there is even less information about its onset or about its severity and quality. The… CONTINUE READING

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