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Body Size and Maturation in Mexico

  • Johanna Faulhaber
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Abstract

In Mexico, as in all underdeveloped countries, children and adults are smaller than those living in highly industrialized countries. This difference has been mainly attributed to less favourable living conditions prevailing in the former, although differences in the genetic constitution of populations have also been considered.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johanna Faulhaber
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  1. 1.Instituto de Investigaciones AntropològicasUniversidad Nacional Autònoma de MèxicoMexico

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