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Smell & Taste Disorders in Children

Smell and taste disorders compromise the health of children.

Smell and taste disorders compromise the nutritional health of a significant proportion of young Australians.

By David Laing

The rate of taste disorders in children exceeds World Health Organisation guidelines, and combined with smell disorders compromises the nutritional health of a significant proportion of young Australians.

David Laing is an Emeritus Professor and Conjoint Professor at the School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of NSW and Sydney Children’s Hospital.

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