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Poor kids don’t measure up—literally

Financial constraints can lead to stunted growth: study


 

A study of almost 2,000 Quebec mothers has found that poor children are more likely to be shorter than their wealthier counterparts. Researchers at the Université de Montréal found that regardless of the mother’s own height and education level, long-term poverty (defined as more than two years) is a determinant for a child’s height. The study is the first of its kind in Canada.

Canadian Press


 
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