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Title: Nutritional stunting in Egypt: which nutrient is responsible?
Authors: Ibrahim, S.A.
Abdel Maksoud, A.
Nassar, M.F.
Issue Date: 2002
Language: English
Abstract: We looked at the relationship between linear growth retardation and deficiencies of certain nutrients in Egyptian children. A group of 107 stunted children aged between 10 and 18 years were subjected to history-taking, physical examination and laboratory investigations. Selected cases were referred to radiology for assessment of bone age. Thirty-nine children were enrolled as controls. Serum haemoglobin, alpha-tocopherol, retinol and magnesium levels were significantly decreased in stunted children compared with the controls. Serum zinc levels were also lower in the stunted group but not significantly so. We conclude that several nutrient deficiencies occur simultaneously in stunted children and all of them may be responsible for stunting
Description: 272-280
Keywords: Anthropometry
Deficiency Diseases
Growth Disorders
Nutrition Assessment
Nutritional Requirements
Severity of Illness Index
Subject: Child Nutrition Disorders
ISSN: 1020-3397
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