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    Pro-nutrition agriculture in India: entry points and policy options

    Public Health Foundation of India, 2011
    Nutrition security has acquired a sense of urgency in the wake of dramatic surge in food prices since 2005, the ensuing economic crisis and the stubbornly high food inflation rates. These concerns dovetail with the recent renewed emphasis on pro-poor agricultural policies aimed at improving food production and marketing systems and policy measures to augment access to food for the poor.
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    Role of health systems in improving childhood nutrition in India

    Public Health Foundation of India, 2011
    The 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.
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    Overcoming the challenges or urban food and nutrition security

    Public Health Foundation of India, 2011
    Indian economy is the world’s eleventh largest economy by nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, more that 230 million people remain undernourished. In this regard urban areas present their own challenges and despite their high contribution to the GDP, urban poverty and nutrition security remains a challenge.
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    Addressing the unequal burden of malnutrition

    Public Health Foundation of India, 2011
    In India, the poor are not uniformly disadvantaged. Nutrition data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-3 shows that malnutrition is particularly prevalent amongst the STs. Scs, other Backward Classes (OBC) and Muslims than other caste and religious groups.
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    Enhancing optimal infant feeding practices in India

    Public Health Foundation of India, 2011
    Appropriate 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.
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    The 1000 day window of opportunity for improving child nutrition in India: insights from National-level data

    Public Health Foundation of India, 2011
    The 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.
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    Overcoming challenges to accelerating linear growth in Indian children

    Public Health Foundation of India, 2011
    Child 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.
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    Infant-feeding patterns and cardiovascular risk factors in young adulthood: data from five cohorts in low- and middle-income countries

    International Journal of Epidemiology, 2010
    Infant-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.
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    Anaemia in the elderly residing in a south Indian rural community

    Indian Journal for the Practising Doctor, 2008
    Anaemia 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.
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    Intervention of iron-folic acid in school children

    Journal of Human Ecology, 2009
    Adolescence 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.

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