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India’s Malnutrition Rates Higher Among Girls Than Boys, According To Studies

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Little girls bear the brunt in India’s vicious cycle of malnutrition
“…Despite India’s economic boom over the last two decades, 46 percent of its children under five are underweight, 48 percent are stunted, and 25 percent are wasted, according to the latest government figures. But what is not so widely known is that the majority are girls. … Increasing studies show that malnutrition rates are much higher in girls than in boys…” (Kandhari, 6/18).

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