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Association of maternal short stature with stunting in Mexican children: common genes vs common environment.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
0954-3007
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
Publication Date
Volume
53
Issue
12
Pages
938–945
Identifiers
PMID: 10602351
Source
Medline

Abstract

Maternal stature, reflecting her potential height and early environment, appeared to contribute to child height independently of the shared risk factors that could affect stature. Nonetheless, we could explain much of the association between stunting in children and maternal short stature by environmental factors, and part of the residual variability may be due to unmeasured determinants. Regional differences pointed to a predominance of environmental factors in explaining child stunting in poorer regions.

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