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TitleNutrition and Health in Developing Countries [electronic resource] / edited by Richard D. Semba, Martin W. Bloem
ImprintTotowa, NJ : Humana Press : Imprint: Humana Press, 2001
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Descript XVII, 572 p. 36 illus. online resource


The major burden of health problems worldwide exists in developing countries, where there is much suffering from malnutrition, from increased levels of infection, and from an inequitable share of the world's health care resources. In Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries, a team of leading public health and infectious disease experts, epidemiologists, and clinical nutritionists break new ground by reviewing the major health problems of these countries and detailing the role that poor nutrition plays in their etiology. In their treatment of the epidemiology, prevention, and control of these health problems, the contributors examine a variety of such pressing medical problems as maternal mortality, low birth weight, infant mortality, and child growth and development, as well as the most common associated diseases (measles, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, diarrhea, and respiratory disease). Specific nutritional problems are also addressed in cutting-edge articles on vitamin A and zinc deficiencies; iron deficiency and anemia; and multiple micronutrient malnutrition. Additional articles review the latest thinking on how best to design effective policies to solve the nutrition and health problems of developing countries. Innovative and interdisciplinary, Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries synthesizes the latest knowledge concerning the major infectious disease and nutritional problems in these countries and demonstrates the fundamental importance of addressing the problems of malnutrition and "hidden hunger"(vitamin and mineral deficiencies) needed to resolve these all too widespread health problems


1 Nutrition and Development: A Historical Perspective -- 2 Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries -- 3 Low Birth Weight and Perinatal Mortality -- 4 Child Growth and Development -- 5 Diarrheal Diseases -- 6 Acute Lower-Respiratory Infections -- 7 Measles -- 8 Malaria -- 9 Tuberculosis -- 10 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection -- 11 Vitamin A Deficiency -- 12 Zinc Deficiency -- 13 Iron Deficiency and Anemia -- 14 Iodine Deficiency Disorders -- 15 Multiple Micronutrient Malnutrition: What Can Be Done? -- 16 Malnutrition -- 17 The Nutrition Transition and Its Relationship to Demographic Change -- 18 The Emerging Problem of Obesity in Developing Countries -- 19 Rapid Urbanization and the Challenges of Obtaining Food and Nutrition Security -- 20 Assessing and Communicating Impact of Nutrition and Health Programs -- 21 The Economics of Nutritional Intervention -- 22 Research and Policy Directions

Chemistry Nutrition Medicine Clinical nutrition Chemistry Nutrition Medicine/Public Health general Clinical Nutrition


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