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Malnutrition and Slow Cognitive Development
Millions of young children in the developing countries suffer from malnutritions. A paper titled “Malnutition, Poverty, and Intellectual Development”, written by J. Larry Brown and Ernesto Pollitt, critically examines the effects of malnutrition, both physical and mental, on children aged 2 years. The writers have examined some areas where research proves that intellectual development is connected to nutrition. However, if the same children are given nutritious food their cognitive development improves. To prove their hypothesis they have examined data received from a project that examined children from four villages in Guatemala. The conclusion drawn at the end of this eight year project is that malnutritions does affect the cognitive development of children. Though the writers have discussed the topic thoroughly and have used irrefutable data to support their point of view, they have not been able to provide inconclusive evidence that malnutrition is the only cause of retarded cognitive development of young children.