Living at Higher Altitudes Associated with Higher Levels of Child Stunting
[Source: Medical X-Press]
Residing at higher altitude is associated with greater rates of stunting, even for children living in “ideal-home environments” according to a new study from researchers at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Addis Ababa University. The study provides new insight in the relationship between altitude and undernutrition and the additional efforts needed to ensure policy interventions are appropriately tailored to high altitude contexts.
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