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Catch up study Development Horizons blog

new study by Young Lives researchers measures height for age of a cohort of children at  ages 1, 5 and 8 years, in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. The study shows catch up growth in some stunted children. See Lawrence Haddad's blog about this study. 
 

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