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Nutrition economics - food as an ally of public health.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23339933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Non-communicable diseases (NCD) are a major and increasing contributor to morbidity and mortality in developed and developing countries. Much of the chronic disease burden is preventable through modification of lifestyle behaviours, and increased attention is being focused on identifying and implementing effective preventative health strategies. Nutrition has been identified as a major modifiable determinant of NCD. The recent merging of health economics and nutritional sciences to form the nascent discipline of nutrition economics aims to assess the impact of diet on health and disease prevention, and to evaluate options for changing dietary choices, while incorporating an understanding of the immediate impacts and downstream consequences. In short, nutrition economics allows for generation of policy-relevant evidence, and as such the discipline is a crucial partner in achieving better population nutritional status and improvements in public health and wellness. The objective of the present paper is to summarise presentations made at a satellite symposium held during the 11th European Nutrition Conference, 28 October 2011, where the role of nutrition and its potential to reduce the public health burden through alleviating undernutrition and nutrition deficiencies, promoting better-quality diets and incorporating a role for functional foods were discussed.
Authors:
I Lenoir-Wijnkoop; P J Jones; R Uauy; L Segal; J Milner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2013-01-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of nutrition     Volume:  109     ISSN:  1475-2662     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-27     Completed Date:  2013-04-19     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372547     Medline TA:  Br J Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  777-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Danone Research, RD 128, 91767, Scientific Affairs, Palaiseau, France. irene.lenoir@danone.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Child
Child, Preschool
Chronic Disease / prevention & control*
Developing Countries
Diet*
Female
Food*
Functional Food
Health Care Costs
Health Priorities
Health Promotion
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Malnutrition / economics
Nutrition Disorders / economics
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology*
Nutritional Sciences
Nutritional Status
Pregnancy
Public Health / economics*
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