The effect of childhood malnutrition on externalizing behavior.

  title={The effect of childhood malnutrition on externalizing behavior.},
  author={Jianghong Liu and Adrian Raine},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  volume={18 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Childhood externalizing behavior (aggression, hyperactivity, and conduct disorder) has been increasingly viewed as a public health problem because of its etiology and outcome. The association between malnutrition and externalizing behavior has begun to receive attention. This review summarizes recent empirical findings on malnutrition as a risk factor for the development of externalizing behavior, with an emphasis on micronutrient deficiency, and explores brain dysfunction as… CONTINUE READING
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