[Literature Library] A systematic review to examine whether effects of early life intervention on linear growth correspond to effects on neurobehavioral development

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[Literature Library] A systematic review to examine whether effects of early life intervention on linear growth correspond to effects on neurobehavioral development
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This systematic review found that effects of early life intervention on length-for-age Z scores (LAZ) or height-for-age Z scores (HAZ) were significantly associated with social emotional scores, but not cognitive, language, or motor development scores. Caregiving, as a category of interventions, was found to have 4 to 5 times greater effect on developmental outcomes than that of nutritional supplementation.

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Prado E, et al. Do effects of early life interventions on linear growth correspond to effects on neurobehavioral development? A systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Global Health. 2019;7:e1398–413.

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