Nutritional deficiencies and subsequent effects on mental and behavioral development in children.

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Nutritional deficiencies at all stages of growth, both pre- and post-natal, can affect a child's physical, mental and behavioral development. In this paper, we review literature about how mental development is affected by the following nutritional conditions: low birth weight, mild, moderate, and severe protein-energy malnutrition, iodine deficiency, and… (More)

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