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Antenatal, postnatal nutritional intervention needed to decrease linear growth stunting in young Indian children

Stunting—a low height for age, also called linear growth retardation—is on the decline in India in certain age groups, but more attention still needs to be paid to it as an indicator of undernutrition in children younger than 5 years, according to an article published recently in Indian Pediatrics. Underweight… 

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New charts developed for height, weight, and BMI of Indian children

In a comprehensive study of height and weight, a group of researchers evaluated more than 100,000 Indian schoolchildren across 4 major regions of the country. Children attending fee-paying schools were considered to represent the upper socioeconomic strata (USES), while those attending government schools were classified as belonging to the lower… 

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