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World Hunger Series 2006: Hunger and Learning

When most people think about hunger, they focus on its physical manifestations: the emaciation of famine-affected populations, the small stature of chronically malnourished people. But for those who survive hunger, perhaps its most damaging impact is its legacy for learning. Hunger in childhood can lead to irreversible mental stunting, lower intelligence quotients (IQs) and reduced capacity to learn.

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