The New Who Child Growth Standards

  title={The New Who Child Growth Standards},
  author={Mercedes de Onis},
Adequate nutrition during the early years of life is of paramount importance for growth, development and long-term health through adulthood. It is during infancy and early childhood that irreversible faltering in linear growth and cognitive deficits occur (1, 2). Poor nutrition during this critical period contributes to significant morbidity and mortality (3). Similarly, the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity worldwide is associated with an increased risk of unfavorable health outcomes… CONTINUE READING