The Influence of Severe Malnutrition in Infancy on the Intelligence of Children at School Age: An Ecological Perspective

  • Stephen A. Richardson
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI)


The rationale for including a chapter on malnutrition in a book dealing with brain dysfunction is that severe malnutrition in infancy may cause central nervous system damage which leads to permanent intellectual impairment The insertion of the word “may” in the preceding sentence is necessary because widely different interpretations have been made of the results of malnutrition studies. Two summaries by reviewers illustrate these differences.


Background History Acute Episode Intellectual Development Severe Malnutrition Intellectual Impairment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen A. Richardson
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  1. 1.Department of PediatricsAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

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