A 44-year-old member asked:
how can a child's diet in america affect height growth?
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Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Standard American: The standard anerican diet spells "sad". It is laced with "junk" and this can indeed affect growth and development. I have seen adopted kids from foreign shores who require vitamin therapy to become normal in growth and development. Decent diet is expensive but so is "junk".
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Last updated Apr 28, 2016
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