Chapter 7: Childhood Threats to Adult Cognition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Malaria, Anemia, Stunting, Enteric Enteropathy, and the Microbiome of Malnutrition.

Griffiths, Jeffrey.

Kikafunda, Joyce.


  • Many common childhood conditions are associated with cognitive deficits. While some causes of impaired cognition, such as lead exposure, are well understood, other common conditions in countries such as Uganda - malnutrition, anemia and malaria - are not suffi ciently recognized. In this chapter we discuss stunting and its root causes of undernutrition, a lack of sanitation and its relationship to ... read more
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