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That's because most current approaches already practice a form of triage by defining severe undernourishment as a WHZ score of less than -3.
The vast majority of people suffering hunger, 852 million, live in developing countries, where the prevalence of undernourishment is estimated at 14.
Gwen Hines, head of the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) believes that the seed and fertiliser programme has significantly reduced hunger in Malawi, although undernourishment in young children persists to an unacceptable degree.
She plans to pursue a career in health care at UCLA, specializing in undernourishment among Americans.
Produced by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation--an organization established in 1983 through an agreement between African, Caribbean, Pacific, and European Union member states, to improve access to information for agricultural and rural development--Ruivenkamp's book-DVD project examines the question of why, despite the money spent on biotechnology and other life sciences research, the problems of undernourishment and social inequality persist throughout the world today.
One is undernourishment, which is caused chiefly by insufficient food supply common in countries in Africa and in Southeast Asia (1), and could result in high mortality rate caused by infection.
Essays on health in India focus on contraception, HIV/AIDS, health care financing, undernourishment, the impact of the growing population on health care delivery, and male involvement in reproductive health care.
In many low-income countries, food expenditures average over 50 percent of income and the higher prices contained in this outlook (report) will push more people into undernourishment," the report said.
Chronic undernourishment (food insecurity) in sub-Saharan Africa persists primarily due to low agricultural productivity, limited rural development, government policy disincentives, and the impact of poor health on the agricultural workforce.
Malnutrition by undernourishment and overweight among the male and female respondents was alarming.
Guatemala has the worst index of undernourishment in the region, and one of the worst in the world, with 49% of children suffering chronic malnutrition.
Their findings, in a joint project with North Dakota State University, followed tests on adolescent sheep which found overfeeding and undernourishment led to smaller newborns.
According to the United Nations and other organizations, 48 percent of the population in sub-Saharan Africa subsist on per capita income of less than $ 1 a day, and 32 percent are suffering from undernourishment.
Using a mouse model, researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center investigated how undernourishment during pregnancy leads to metabolic defects such as insulin resistance and insulin secretory dysfunctions, which are key contributors that increase the risk for type II diabetes in later life.
Research suggests that smoking can significantly increase resting energy expenditure, making it counter-productive to treatment because it can interfere with attaining the treatment goal of weight restoration; caffeine is used to overcome some of the fatigue caused by undernourishment.
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