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Nutritional deficiencies in the developing world: current status and opportunities for intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21111125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Several contributory factors such as poverty, lack of purchasing power, household food insecurity, and limited general knowledge about appropriate nutritional practices increase the risk of undernutrition in developing countries. The synergistic interaction between inadequate dietary intake and disease burden leads to a vicious cycle that accounts for much of the high morbidity and mortality in these countries. Three groups of underlying factors contribute to inadequate dietary intake and infectious disease: inadequate maternal and child care, household food insecurity, and poor health services in an unhealthy environment.
Yasir Khan; Zulfiqar A Bhutta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1557-8240     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-29     Completed Date:  2011-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1409-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Developing Countries
Dietary Supplements*
Health Services Accessibility
Malnutrition / epidemiology*,  therapy*
Nutritional Status*
Socioeconomic Factors

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