EARLY LIFE NUTRITION NETWORK

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The Impact of ELN on Cognitive Development and Burden of Micro-Nutrients Deficiencies
The brain undergoes tremendous growth and specialization during early life and into young adulthood. A spurt in brain growth takes place from approximately the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy until 2 years of age (Dobbing et al, 1979; Lauritzen et al, 2001). This rapid growth peaks around the time of birth (Dobbing et al, 1979). In the first half year the brain grows from about 350....
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