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Post a reply: Stunting resulting from psychosocial deprivation vs nutritional deprivation

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This is a little off topic but I am hoping that someone here might know the answer I've read in various places that stunting as a result of nutritional deprivation is irreversible after about 2 years of age. However, stunting that has occurred as a result of severe emotional deprivation (eg such as that which occurs in orphanages) appears to be reversible well beyond 2 years if good care is provided. Anyone like to hazard a guess at why this might be the case?
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