Malnutrition includes problems of deficiency, of excess and of imbalance
in the intake or use of the over 50 nutrients that are recognized as
necessary for health and development. It results from the interaction
between poor diet and disease and should not be equated exclusively with
hunger or inadequate dietary intake.|
While in industrialized societies, problems of excess or of
This lecture provides an overview of the major problems of undernutrition in the world and some key directions towards their solution. Recent epidemiological data strengthens the relevance and urgency of addressing these problems. Solutions do exist and they are affordable. Everyone concerned with health and development should be aware of these opportunities.
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