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Childhood stunting costs billions in lost productivity each year

By Shane Starling

Childhood stunting costs low-to-middle income countries (LMICs) up to 1.2% of their annual gross domestic product (GDP), and could be cheaply remedied via nutritional shifts, according to research published in Lancet e-Clinical Medicine.

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Study: Increased protein leads to taller girls

By Danielle Masterson

In addition to carbs and fats, protein is one of the three macronutrients required for optimal health. Protein aids with tissue growth and repair, supports immune health, and according to new research, may help some children grow taller.

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