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- DocumentThe Lancet, 2011Early and exclusive breastfeeding is widely regarded as an important intervention that reduces neonatal, infant, and child mortality, and remains a basis for child survival strategies. Breastfeeding is also associated with improved maternal recovery post-partum and reduced incidence of diabetes and cancers.DocumentIndian Pediatrics, 2012Although estimates vary, it is recognised that more than 20 million infants worldwide, representing 16% of all births in developing countries, are born with low birth weight (LBW). The vast majority, over 95%, of these births are in developing countries.Document
Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation on pregnancy and infant outcomes: a systematic reviewPaediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2012Supplementation with multiple micronutrients (MM) during pregnancy may result in improved pregnancy and infant outcomes. The study conducted meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials that evaluated the effects of prenatal supplementation with MM (defined as containing at least five micronutrients and typically included iron or iron and folic acid).Document
International success stories in reducing undernutrition: strategic choices, policy actions and lessonsPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011The overall burden of stunting in developing countries is estimated to have reduced from 40 per cent to 29 per cent. Reductions in undernutrition have not always demonstrated a direct relationship with economic development and progress of various countries indicates that there is no one solution to improving nutrition.DocumentPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011The status of child undernutrition in India continues as an area of concern. Persistent high levels of undernutrition among women and children and its sluggish decline reflects the dichotomy in India’s growth story.DocumentPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011Appropriate Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices are critical to improving nutrition, child survival and development. Major killers of infants in India include neonatal infections, diarrhoea and pneumonia.Document
Infant-feeding patterns and cardiovascular risk factors in young adulthood: data from five cohorts in low- and middle-income countriesInternational Journal of Epidemiology, 2010Infant-feeding patterns may influence lifelong health. This study tests the hypothesis that longer duration of breastfeeding and later introduction of complementary foods in infancy are associated with reduced adult cardiovascular risk.DocumentIndian Journal for the Practising Doctor, 2008Anaemia is common in the elderly; the reported prevalence ranging from 8% to 44%. The prevalence increases with age, the highest prevalence seen in men aged 85 and older. However, the process is not entirely physiological.DocumentJournal of Human Ecology, 2009Adolescence is a significant period of human growth and maturation, unique changes occur an many adult patterns are established. Following early childhood (<2 yr), during the adolescent growth spurt, the risk of iron deficiency and anaemia reappears (Dallman et al. 1980). Iron deficiency affects the ability of adolescents to read, write and learn also.Document
A Micronutrient Powder with Low Doses of Highly Absorbable Iron and Zinc Reduces Iron and Zinc Deficiency and Improves Weight-For-Age Z-Scores in South African ChildrenJournal of Nutrition, 2011Micronutrient powders (MNP) are often added to complementary foods high in inhibitors of iron and zinc absorption. Most MNP therefore include high amounts of iron and zinc, but it is no longer recommended in malarial areas to use untargeted MNP that contain the Reference Nutrient Intake for iron in a single serving.