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Coming up short in India

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In this piece, Dean Spears, of r.i.c.e., makes the case that Indian children are not stunted compared to African children due to differences in genetic potential, but because widespread open defecation exposes them to the intestinal diseases that prevent them from making use of the nutrients they receive.

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