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Economic growth alone will not alleviate poor nutrition in developing countries, concludes study

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 07 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2617
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

Economic growth does little to prevent childhood undernutrition in developing countries, a study has concluded.1 Over a 22 year period from January 1990 to December 2011, there was no correlation between the growth in a country’s gross domestic product and the fall in undernutrition in children.

Published in the April issue of Lancet Global Health, the study, which looked at 121 Demographic and Health Surveys …

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