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Zinc in human health V

  title={Zinc in human health V},
  author={T J. and Emple and ndrew and {\'A}sta},
Childhood malnutrition is a major problem that can lead to long-term deficits in growth, immune function, and cognitive and motor development. It can also adversely affect children’s behaviour and intellectual performance and presents an increased risk of morbidity and death from infectious diseases. In the past, these negative consequences of malnutrition were mainly associated with inadequate protein-energy intake (1). Malnutrition is, however, a more complex phenomenon, and often also… 



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