Malnutrition in the 21st Century

These data clearly show that the clearance of nifedipine was impaired when the animals were suffering from malnutrition . This is reflected by the significantly higher nifedipine concentrations , lower clearance and longer half - life ...

Author: Lyman W. Vesler

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Medical

Page: 396

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Malnutrition is a general term for the medical condition caused by an improper or insufficient diet. It most often refers to undernutrition resulting from inadequate consumption, poor absorption, or excessive loss of nutrients, but the term can also encompass overnutrition, resulting from overeating or excessive intake of specific nutrients. An individual will experience malnutrition if the appropriate amount of, or quality of nutrients comprising a healthy diet are not consumed for an extended period of time. An extended period of malnutrition can result in starvation or many other diseases such as scurvy. Malnutrition as the lack of sufficient nutrients to maintain healthy bodily functions is typically associated with extreme poverty in economically developing countries. It is a common cause of reduced intelligence in parts of the world affected by famine. This new book presents leading research from around the world.

Hunger And Malnutrition As Major Challenges Of The 21st Century

Chapter 1 Introduction: Hunger and Malnutrition as Major Challenges in the 21st Century Raghbendra Jha Professor of Economics, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, ...

Author: Raghbendra Jha

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9813239921

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

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The UN's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for 'Zero Hunger' has refocused attention on hunger and malnutrition as major challenges for the 21st century and as essential desired goals for human development. This volume provides key insights on how these challenges for food security can be addressed globally and in a number of countries that face these challenges most acutely.According to the World Food Summit, food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. The implication is that lack of food security would overlap with hunger — both overt and hidden — and undernutrition and would have spillover effects onto the health of and labor market performance of those affected by such insecurity. This range of issues have guided the choice of contributions to this volume. Several manifestations of these topics are covered for a number of countries in Asia and Africa.

21st Century Anthropology A Reference Handbook

Secondary malnutrition is not a direct result of the person's diet but describes an illness or condition that ... Case studies used in this chapter discuss second- (acute) and thirddegree (chronic) malnutrition in populations in various ...

Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412957389

Category: Social Science

Page: 1099

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Via 100 entries or 'mini-chapters,' the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on Anthropology will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate students with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter.

Transforming Medical Education for the 21st Century

While obesity is a major concern for high- and some low-income countries, malnutrition is largely a huge global ... type of malnutrition that is referred to when world hunger is • 16 • Transforming Medical Education for the 21st Century ...

Author: George R. Lueddeke

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1910227870

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Drawing on key international reports and input from leading healthcare practitioners and educators worldwide, this ground-breaking book closely examines the real issues facing medicine and medical education. With a wide-ranging, evidence-based approach, the author identifies key drivers of change in both the developing and developed world. He examines national and international medical education priorities, suggests practical educational development and change management strategies to translate reforms into reality, and reviews the role of the medical profession as part of the wider healthcare community. This highly detailed, full-colour text offers thought-provoking reading for all healthcare educators and professionals. Healthcare managers and policy makers will find invaluable the practical, specific guidance for change. Healthcare students too, will find the accessible advice for personal direction and development both eye-opening and inspirational. With commentaries by experts who participated as members of The Lancet Commission on Education of 'Health Professionals for a New Century: Transforming Education to Strengthen Health Systems in an Interdependent World' Lord Nigel Crisp, House of Lords, London, United Kingdom Professor Patricia J. Garcia, Dean, School of Public Health and Administration, Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru Professor Afaf I. Meleis, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, United States and an epilogue on 'Leadership in Medicine and Healthcare for the 21st century' by Dr Ruth Collins-Nakai, former president of the Canadian Medical Association and chair of the Canadian Medical Foundation, Ontario, Canada

Learning Living in the 21st Century i for H s 2007 Ed

Malnutrition is the opposite of good nụtrition ( “ mal ” meaning bad ) . ... is so little as to hamper proper functioning of the body systems , then it is also bad ; this pathological condition is properly termed as undernutrition .


Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9789712347849



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Public Health in the 21st Century 3 volumes

Yet, as we enter the second decade of the 21st century, hunger and malnutrition continue to be leading risks to health and well-being worldwide. Hunger and malnutrition adversely affect physical and mental development to the point that ...

Author: Madelon L. Finkel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031337547X

Category: Medical

Page: 1101

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This extensive, cutting-edge compilation of essays on key public health topics is a must-read for professionals, students, and researchers, with topics focusing on the effects of climate change on health, global issues including treatment and prevention of diseases, health care policy issues, health care needs of special populations, gender-based violence, and current issues in ethics and human rights. • Contributions by more than 100 distinguished, international scholars • Numerous tables, charts, and figures depicting examples of health status • Contents grouped by subject for continuity and ease of reference • An extensive bibliography in each chapter

Citizenship in the 21st Century

When food crises happen, some children are malnourished for long periods. This leads to stunting (being underweight for their age). Children who were already growing poorly when the food crisis began now risk becoming permanently ...

Author: Martin Gitlin

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1534505539

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 176

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What does it mean to be a citizen in the 21st century? Globalization, the dominance of corporations, the influence of technology, massive immigration, and geopolitical shifts have changed our world considerably in just a few decades. How have these changes affected the responsibilities placed on us as citizens and also on governments and leaders around the world? Tackling a number of fascinating issues pertaining to our future, the viewpoints in this resource examine our place in the world today and predict the ways in which citizenship will continue to evolve.

Social Work Concerns and Challenges in the 21st Century

Malnutrition is estimated to be a major contributory factor in over 50 per cent of child mortality . As per the data of the present study , the malnutrition status of Korku children is strongly related to maternal malnutrition status ...

Author: V. V. Devasia

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 9788131304679

Category: Children

Page: 325

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Choice of themes and the manner in which they are dealt with is a noteworthy feature of this book, Seven out of the twenty articles are on women. A striking feature is that out of the seven articles four of them discuss the daily work undertaken by women.

The State of the World s Children 2019

All three strands of malnutrition – undernutrition, hidden hunger and overweight – are interwoven Where do stunted ... Children's malnutrition in the 21st century increasingly reflects the reality that too many food systems provide ...

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9210046056

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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This report examines nutrition, providing a fresh perspective on a rapidly evolving challenge. Despite progress in the past two decades, around 200 million under-fives suffer from undernutrition. Adding to this toll is rising obesity, which affects 38 million children. All these forms of malnutrition threaten children’s development, while obesity is creating a lifelong legacy of disease. At the heart of this evolving challenge is a global shift towards modern diets that do not meet children’s nutritional requirements. The report provides unique data and analysis of malnutrition in the 21st century and outlines recommendations to put children’s needs at the heart of global and national food systems.


classification established by Waterlow combines weight-for-height (indicating acute episodes of malnutrition) with height-for-age to show the stunting that ... 298 / Environmental Sustainability in the 21st Century: Emerging Issues...

Author: Dr. Ranjan Sarkar

Publisher: Namya Press

ISBN: 9390445078

Category: Education

Page: 364

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The Book Environmental Sustainability In The 21st Century: Emerging Issues And The Way Forward represents the various emerging issues very much relevant to our environment in this 21st Century. An Environment is everything that is around us, which includes both living and nonliving things such as soil, water, animals and plants, which adapt themselves to their surroundings. The environment plays an important role in the existence of life on the planet earth. The most serious environmental problems of the twenty-first century have the potential to alter the course of life on this planet. Global warming, toxic waste, water and air pollution, acid rain, and shrinking energy supplies are frightening challenges that may threaten our future if we do not face up to them. In this book 23 chapters have been incorporated on various environmental issues and challenges we are facing now a days from various academicians and researchers.