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The 1000 day window of opportunity for improving child nutrition in India: insights from National-level dataPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011The first 1000 days of life, from conception to the end of the second year, is the critical window of opportunity fro addressing undernutrition in children. Growth faltering in infants, which eventually leads to undernutrition, occurs at this time. Interventions to improve nutrition and reduce the overall burden of undernutrition must therefore prioritize this vulnerable age group.DocumentPublic Health Foundation of India, 2011Child undernutrition is measured by three anthropometric indices, underweight, stunting and wasting. Stunting represents long-term undernutrition, wasting defines acute undernutrition and underweight is a composite measure of long and short-term results.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.Document
A systematic review of effect of prenatal zinc supplementation on irthweight: meta-analysis of 17 randomized controlled trialsJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2011The effect of prenatal zinc supplementation on birth weight is controversial as randomised controlled trials (RCTs) report conflicting conclusions. A systematic review which includes meta-analysis was done on 17 RCTs conducted worldwide since 1984 to assess the effect of prenatal zinc supplementation on birth weight. The studies were identified through web-based search.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2012Positive secular trends in body dimensions and growth rate have been apparent all over the world in both genders during the last century. The extent of secular changes has, however, varied during different periods in different populations and in intensity.Document
Prevalence of household-level food insecurity and its determinants in an urban resettlement colony in North IndiaJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2014An adequate food intake, in terms of quantity and quality, is a key to healthy life. Malnutrition is the most serious consequence of food insecurity and has a multitude of health and economic implications. India has the world’s largest population living in slums, and these have largely been underserved areas.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2014Ready-to-eat (RTE) snacks are routinely distributed to pregnant women in India. These provide protein and calories but are low in micronutrients. The study investigates whether RTE snacks fortified with leaf concentrate (LC) could improve pregnancy outcomes, including maternal haemoglobin (Hb) concentrations and infants’ birth weight.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013Zinc plays a critical role in normal functioning of body and is integrated with several enzyme systems. Gene expression, cell division, immunity, and reproduction are important biological functions of zinc. Adequate dietary intake of zinc has been shown to exert ameliorating effect on the skin, and this attenuates the likelihood of restricted linear growth in young children.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013India is home to 1.21 billion people. Out of them, 377.1 million people (31.2%) live in urban areas. India is urbanising rapidly. Its urban population has increased from 27.8% in 2001 to 31.2% in 2011 and is expected to increase further to 535 million (38%) by 2026.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013Diet plays a very important role in growth and development of adolescents, during which the development of healthy eating habits is of supreme importance. There is a dual burden of undernutrition and overnutrition in this age-group. The study assesses the food habits, food preferences, and dietary pattern of schoolgoing urban adolescents in Baroda, India.