Many young Indian women underweight, their babies too: research

March 10, 2015 4:53 PM

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Many young Indian women underweight, their babies too: research

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Researchers have long puzzled over why children in India, despite being wealthier, are shorter and smaller than children in sub-Saharan Africa.

At least part of the answer may be a patriarchal society that puts young women on the lowest rung of the social ladder, according to a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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