New research published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that the effects of poverty can combine to decrease the chances that children will grow normally. According to a report in Business Week, infants and toddlers in families experiencing crowded housing, insufficient heat, or uncertain diets were less likely to have normal growth, health, and development. The research involved more than 7,000 children ages 4 months to 3 years. The study’s lead author noted that these “deprivations in early life can become biologically embedded, forcing children onto negative trajectories that jeopardize their health, their school readiness, and their ability to earn a living as adults.”
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Jessie's Place kids on the playgroundby Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News