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According to this research from PLOS, poor nutrition during adolescence (10-19 years) can lead to delay or failure in achieving maturation and stunted linear growth perpetuating the cycle of poverty and intergenerational undernutrition, along with the increased risk of non-communicable diseases. The research borrows data from the National Family Health Surveys (NFHS) and re-analyzes the status of adolescent nutrition using the age and sex-specific WHO 2007 Growth reference curves to obtain revised estimates of thinness, overweight, and stunting in boys and girls. The findings throw new light on the effect of undernourishment such as thinness and stunting. This report can assist implementers to estimate variations in needs depending on demographics and other data.
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Research on using implementation science to counter malnutrition.
by Andrea M. Warren, et... 45 min read