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How is it that babies who are stunted have more heart problems later? Isnt being thin good?
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
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In brief: Makes no sense
Stunted? You mean short? Shorter children do not grow up to have more heart problems than taller ones; heart disease relates to individual risk factors like family history and lifestyle.
As a general rule, it's better to be thin than to be obese; but children need enough calories to grow properly.

In brief: Makes no sense
Stunted? You mean short? Shorter children do not grow up to have more heart problems than taller ones; heart disease relates to individual risk factors like family history and lifestyle.
As a general rule, it's better to be thin than to be obese; but children need enough calories to grow properly.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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In brief: I think it's reverse
Kids with heart trouble have trouble gaining weight.

In brief: I think it's reverse
Kids with heart trouble have trouble gaining weight.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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