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Double-duty actions for ending malnutrition within a decade

Hawkes, C., Demaio, A. R. and Branca, F. (2017). Double-duty actions for ending malnutrition within a decade. The Lancet Global Health, 5(8), e745-e746. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30204-8

Abstract

Malnutrition has many forms. Undernutrition can see children dangerously thin for their height (wasting), or their growth permanently impeded (stunting). Inadequate intake of key nutrients may weaken immune systems, impair brain development, and worsen the risk of conditions such as anaemia and blindness. Diets rich in calories well beyond the body's metabolic needs drive the burden of overweight and obesity, while excess dietary fat, sugar, and salt can increase the risks of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/17727
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