Searching with a thematic focus on Nutrition, Causes and consequences of malnutrition, Nutrition specific interventions in Bangladesh
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- DocumentBMC Public Health, 2011Given 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.DocumentBMC Public Health, 2011Iron 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.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.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, 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.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2015Bangladesh 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%).Document
Iron and zinc supplementation promote motor development and exploratory behaviour among Bangladeshi infantsAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2004Iron 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.