Malnutrition in early life and adult mental health: evidence from a natural experiment.

@article{Huang2013MalnutritionIE,
  title={Malnutrition in early life and adult mental health: evidence from a natural experiment.},
  author={Cheng Yu Huang and Michael Phillips and Yali Zhang and Jingxuan Zhang and Qichang Shi and Zhiqiang Song and Zhijie Ding and Shutao Pang and Reynaldo Martorell},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={97},
  pages={
          259-66
        }
}
As natural experiments, famines provide a unique opportunity to test the health consequences of nutritional deprivation during the critical period of early life. Using data on 4972 Chinese born between 1956 and 1963 who participated in a large mental health epidemiology survey conducted between 2001 and 2005, we investigated the potential impact of exposure to the 1959-1961 Chinese Famine in utero and during the early postnatal life on adult mental illness. The risk of mental illness was… CONTINUE READING
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