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Nature: How poverty affects the brain

by Carina Storrs Jul 17 / 17
“An unprecedented study in Bangladesh could reveal how malnutrition, poor sanitation and other challenges make their mark on child development.”

In the late 1960s, a team of researchers began doling out a nutritional supplement to families with young children in rural Guatemala. They were testing the assumption that providing enough protein in the first few years of life would reduce the incidence of stunted growth.

Read the full story, featuring Senior Fellow Charles A. Nelson, in Nature.