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Research Project: Microbiota and Nutritional Health

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: A roadmap to reduce stunting

item ROEDIGER, REBECCA - Washington University
item HENDRIXSON, D TAYLOR - Washington University
item MANARY, MARK - Washington University

Submitted to: The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/27/2020
Publication Date: 9/14/2020
Citation: Roediger, R., Hendrixson, D., Manary, M.J. 2020. A roadmap to reduce stunting. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 112(2):773S-776S.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Stunting, defined as a low height for age z-score (HAZ), begins in the prenatal environment leading to low birth weight and continues with growth faltering in the first 2 years of life, after which it is generally irreversible. Data from 89 studies and quantitative data analysis of 5 exemplar country's health and nutrition data was used to form the basis of the analyses used to identify factors that predict an improvement in stunting. It is possible for substantial reduction in stunting to be realized as shown in the exemplar countries.