Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition in Bangladesh
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Effect of breastfeeding promotion interventions on breastfeeding rates, with special focus on developing countriesBMC Public Health, 2011Given the recognised benefits of breastfeeding for the health of the mother and infants, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life. However, the prevalence of EBF is low globally in many of the developing and developed countries around the world.Document
Impact of education and provision of complementary feeding on growth and morbidity in children less than 2 years of age in developing countries: a systematic reviewBMC Public Health, 2013About one third of deaths in children less than 5 years of age are due to underlying undernutrition.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).DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2011Diarrhoea is one of the most important causes of death in the world. Globally, more than 10 million children die each year, of which about 1.5 million die from diarrhoea. Diarrhoea and malnutrition are common in young children in developing countries, and a reciprocal relationship has been postulated between diarrhoea and malnutrition.Document
Prevalence and determinants of chronic malnutrition among preschool children: a cross-sectional study in Dhaka city, BangladeshJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2011Chronic malnutrition is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality among preschool children and the future productivity of nations.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2012Although child and maternal malnutrition has been reduced in Bangladesh, the prevalence of underweight (weight-for-age z-score <-2) among children aged less than five years is still high (41%). Nearly one-third of women are undernourished with body mass index of <18.5 kg/m2.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, 2013Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) has been recognised as a public health issue in developing countries. Economic constraints, sociocultural limitations, insufficient dietary intake, and poor absorption leading to depleted vitamin A stores in the body have been regarded as potential determinants of the prevalence of VAD in South Asian developing countries.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2014Iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a common health problem in rural women and young children of Bangladesh. The university students usually take food from residential halls, and the food value of their diets is not always balanced. This cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of iron- deficiency anaemia among the university students of Noakhali region, Bangladesh.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2014Improper complementary feeding (CF) practice is one of the main reasons for malnutrition among Bangladeshi children aged less than two years. In this context, using the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), this study assessed the CF practices among mothers in four selected slums (Tejgoan, Rayerbazar, Beribadh, and Jafrabad) of Dhaka city.