Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences

@article{Black2008MaternalAC,
  title={Maternal and child undernutrition: global and regional exposures and health consequences},
  author={Robert E. Black and Lindsay H Allen and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Laura E. Caulfield and Mercedes de Onis and Majid Ezzati and Colin D. Mathers and Juan A. Rivera},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2008},
  volume={371},
  pages={243-260}
}
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