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Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition, Causes and consequences of malnutrition, Nutrition specific interventions in Bangladesh

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    Effect of multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy on maternal and birth outcomes

    BMC Public Health, 2011
    Given the widespread prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies in developing countries, supplementation with multiple micronutrients rather than iron-folate alone, could be of potential benefit to the mother and the fetus.
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    Effect of routine iron supplementation with or without folic acid on anemia during pregnancy

    BMC Public Health, 2011
    Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutrient deficiency in the world, particularly during pregnancy. According to the literature, anaemia, particularly severe anaemia, is associated with increased risk of maternal mortality. It also puts mothers at risk of multiple perinatal complications.
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    Risk factors of mortality in severely-malnourished children hospitalized with diarrhoea

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2011
    Diarrhoea 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.
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    Nutrition of children and women in Bangladesh: trends and directions for the future

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2012
    Although 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.
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    Zinc status in South Asian populations—an update

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2013
    Zinc 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.
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    Prevalence of Iron-deficiency Anaemia among University Students in Noakhali Region, Bangladesh

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2014
    Iron-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.
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    The other Asian enigma: Explaining the rapid reduction of undernutrition in Bangladesh

    Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2015
    Bangladesh has managed to sustain a surprisingly rapid reduction in the rate of child undernutrition for at least two decades. The two largest drivers of change that have prompted this unheralded success are large gains in parental education (26%) and rapid asset accumulation (25%).
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    Iron and zinc supplementation promote motor development and exploratory behaviour among Bangladeshi infants

    American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2004
    Iron and zinc deficiency are prevalent during infancy in low-income countries. The objectives of this study were to examine whether a weekly supplement of iron, zinc, iron and zinc, or a micronutrient mix (MM) of 16 vitamins and minerals would alter infant development and behaviour.