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New challenges in studying nutrition-disease interactions in the developing world.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18382744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Latest estimates indicate that nutritional deficiencies account for 3 million child deaths each year in less-developed countries. Targeted nutritional interventions could therefore save millions of lives. However, such interventions require careful optimization to maximize benefit and avoid harm. Progress toward designing effective life-saving interventions is currently hampered by some serious gaps in our understanding of nutrient metabolism in humans. In this Personal Perspective, we highlight some of these gaps and make some proposals as to how improved research methods and technologies can be brought to bear on the problems of undernourished children in the developing world.
Andrew M Prentice; M Eric Gershwin; Ulrich E Schaible; Gerald T Keusch; Cesar G Victora; Jeffrey I Gordon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical investigation     Volume:  118     ISSN:  0021-9738     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Invest.     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-02     Completed Date:  2008-05-16     Revised Date:  2014-02-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802877     Medline TA:  J Clin Invest     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1322-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Developing Countries*
Immune System / immunology
Nutritional Sciences*
Grant Support
MC_U123261357//Medical Research Council; MC_U123292699//Medical Research Council; MC_U123292700//Medical Research Council; MC_U123292701//Medical Research Council

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