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Other Issues Regarding Malnutrition and Catch Up Growth

The risk of stroke and cancer mortality at several sites is increased if shorter children show an accelerated growth in height

An association of low growth in childhood and an increased risk of CHD has also been described, irrespective of size at birth

In most studies the association between LBW and HBP is particularly strong if adjusted to current body size, suggesting importance of weight gain after birth

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