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  • Africa
  • Malnutrition continues to be a problem in the Republic of South Africa, although it is not as endemic as in other countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is estimated that South Africa loses about US$1.1 billion every year in GDP to vitamin and mineral deficiencies arising from malnutrition, although it would only cost an estimated US$55 million to alleviate this problem through micronutrient nutrition interventions. (wikipedia.org)
  • An additional malnutrition problem is a deficiency in vitamin A. It is especially prominent in the Northern Province, the KwaZulu/Natal, the Mpumalanga, the North West Province, and the Eastern Cape of South Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • underweight
  • There are three commonly used measures for detecting malnutrition in children: stunting (extremely low height for age), underweight (extremely low weight for age), and wasting (extremely low weight for height). (wikipedia.org)
  • Prenatal
  • Prenatal malnutrition and early life growth patterns can alter metabolism and physiological patterns and have lifelong effects on the risk of cardiovascular disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • children
  • Breastfeeding can reduce rates of malnutrition and death in children, and efforts to promote the practice increase the rates of breastfeeding. (wikipedia.org)
  • Protein-energy malnutrition affects children the most because they have less protein intake. (wikipedia.org)
  • Irritability, sluggishness and excessive crying along with behavioral changes like anxiety, attention deficit are common in children with malnutrition. (news-medical.net)
  • There are classically two types of protein energy malnutrition (PEM) in children. (news-medical.net)
  • The winners in Nigeria's general election Saturday will face a disturbing challenge: How to help millions of children in the country suffering from malnutrition. (voanews.com)
  • An additional 165 million children were estimated to have stunted growth from malnutrition in 2013. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to a study conducted in 1994/1995 in eleven districts of Tibet, malnutrition affected more than half of the children from 1-7 years old. (wikipedia.org)
  • About 15 children are admitted to the hospital" each day due to severe malnutrition [Mutseyekwa (wikipedia.org)
  • Muesli belt malnutrition is a term coined by Professor Vincent Marks, author of the book Panic Nation, to describe the supposed phenomenon that parents feeding their children what is seen as an "extremely healthy" diet could be depriving their children of essential fats. (wikipedia.org)
  • They are the forgotten children, victims of health-foodism, sufferers from muesli belt malnutrition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Malnutrition in children is common globally and may result in both short and long term irreversible negative health outcomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that malnutrition accounts for 54 percent of child mortality worldwide, about 1 million children. (wikipedia.org)
  • Children with severe malnutrition are very susceptible to infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even after recovering from severe malnutrition, children often remain stunted for the rest of their lives. (wikipedia.org)
  • Children often face malnutrition during the age of rapid development, which can have long-lasting impacts on health. (wikipedia.org)
  • In almost all countries, the poorest quintile of children has the highest rate of malnutrition. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, inequalities in malnutrition between children of poor and rich families vary from country to country, with studies finding large gaps in Peru and very small gaps in Egypt. (wikipedia.org)
  • affects
  • Malnutrition is a condition that affects bodily capacities of an individual, including growth, pregnancy, lactation, resistance to illness, and cognitive and physical development. (wikipedia.org)
  • Malnutrition is an under-recognised and undertreated health problem to the detriment and negative outcomes for individuals which affects three million people at any one time in the UK being malnourished. (uk.com)
  • mild
  • Even diets of mild protein malnutrition (7.2%) have been shown to have lasting and significant effects in rats. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even mild degrees of malnutrition double the risk of mortality for respiratory and diarrheal disease mortality and malaria. (wikipedia.org)
  • poorer
  • In rich countries, therefore, obesity is often a sign of poverty and malnutrition while in poorer countries obesity is more associated with wealth and good nutrition. (wikipedia.org)
  • illness
  • Older people may develop malnutrition because aging, illness, and other factors can sometimes lead to a poor appetite, so they may not eat enough. (kidshealth.org)
  • deficiency
  • Vitamin A deficiency from malnutrition is the chief cause of preventable blindness in the developing world, and kids with severe vitamin A deficiency have a greater chance of getting sick or dying from infections such as diarrhea or measles. (kidshealth.org)
  • patients
  • Lack of vitamins and minerals - Some patients have a malnutrition with lack of only the vital micronutrients like vitamins and minerals. (news-medical.net)
  • The fact that malnutrition can be seen as an infectious disease shows the staggering number of patients compared to the so few doctors able to treat it. (wikipedia.org)
  • rates
  • Malnutrition rates have declined over the past months with better access to the needy population, FAO said. (fao.org)
  • AIDS
  • DREAM (short for "Drug Resources Enhancement against Aids and Malnutrition", formerly "Drug Resource Enhancement against AIDS in Mozambique") is an AIDS therapy program promoted by the Christian Community of Sant'Egidio. (wikipedia.org)