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Stunting in Infancy Is Associated with Decreased risk of High Body Mass Index for Age at 8 and 12 Years of Age

by / Friday, 30 September 2016 / Published in Faculty Research in Latin America, Research

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Christopher T. Anderson, Sarah A. Reynolds, Lia CH Fernald

DATE OF PUBLICATION: September 2016

REGION: Peru, South America

REFERENCE: Andersen CT, Stein AD, Reynolds SA, et al. Stunting in Infancy Is Associated with Decreased Risk of High Body Mass Index for Age at 8 and 12 Years of Age. The Journal of Nutrition. 2016;146(11):2296-2303. doi:10.3945/jn.116.234633.

SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Effects of early-life stunting on adiposity development later in childhood are not well understood, specifically with respect to age in the onset of overweight and obesity.

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