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A Life-course Approval for Influencing Policies to Prevent Childhood Malnutrtion

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It is estimated that nearly a third of the world’s population suffers from at least one form of malnutrition: wasting, stunting (short for age), vitamin and mineral deficiency, overweight or obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).1 While remarkable improvements in nutrition have been achieved in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) over the past few decades, with economic growth and urbanization, under nutrition has been followed by wider consumption of diets associated with high-income Western countries, which are of- ten highly processed and rich in fat, sugar and salt and poor in fiber and micro nutrients.2,3 Along with rapid changes in life- style, this has led to an increase in NCDs such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease in LMICs.4 Mortality due to NCDs is pro- jected to increase in LMICs along with the incidence of over- weight and obesity.

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Year 2018
Authors Dr Chandni Maria Jacob
Language English
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/VCSE8623
DOI Number 10.52439/VCSE8623
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