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Nutr Rev. 1993 Sep;51(9):255-67.

The nutrition CRSP: what is marginal malnutrition, and does it affect human function?

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Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut.


This review of the Nutrition Collaborative Research Support Program (Nutrition CRSP) describes the results of a longitudinal study of the effects of marginal malnutrition on human function in Egypt, Kenya, and Mexico. Growth-stunting occurred soon after birth and was associated with cognitive and behavioral deficits in infancy and childhood. Maternal nutritional status was implicated in this phenomenon. All three population groups had poor dietary quality and multiple micronutrient deficiencies, which were associated with poor function. Energy deficiency was a problem only in Kenya.

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