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Low Levels Of Essential Amino Acids Linked To Stunting Among Malawian Children, Study Shows

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“…More than 60 percent of the [Malawian children in the trial] were stunted, the researchers reported in EBioMedicine. And, compared to taller children, blood levels of all essential amino acids in stunted kids were 15 to 20 percent lower, suggesting that those kids are consuming significantly less protein. … The team is now analyzing links between stunting and socioeconomics…” (Sohn, 3/13).

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