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- DocumentFood Policy, 2017In addition to targeting health and other areas related to undernutrition, a key priority is also the transformation of the agriculture and food sector. While patterns of crop and livestock production are widely expected to affect nutrition and the health of vulnerable groups, the evidence base for a positive impact, albeit growing, is still limited and sometimes inconclusive.DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2016It is now widely recognised that intake of sufficient dietary energy does not ensure adequate intake of protein and micronutrients necessary for leading an active and healthy life. Legumes, animal products, fruit and vegetables are important sources of minerals and micronutrients.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.DocumentJournal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 2011Determination of vitamin D status in different age-groups in a community and in different climates of a country is necessary and has important implications for general health. The study is conducted to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among the adult population of Isfahan, a centrally located city in Iran.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, 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.Document
Effects of antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation on children's weight and size at 2 years of age in Nepal: follow-up of a double-blind randomised controlled trialThe Lancet, 2008This paper reports on the follow-up of a randomised controlled trial in Nepal. The trial studied 1200 women who received either iron and folic acid or a supplement that provided the recommended daily allowance of 15 vitamins and minerals, over the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. 917 children were assessed between December, 2005 and December, 2006 at a mean age of 2.5 years.Document
Multiple micronutrient supplementation during pregnancy in low-income countries: a meta-analysis of effects on stillbirths and on early and late neonatal mortalityUnited Nations University, 2009Multiple micronutrient deficiencies are common among women in low-income countries and may adversely affect pregnancy outcomes. This study aimed to conduct a meta-analysis of the effects on stillbirths, early and late neonatal mortality of multiple micronutrient (MMN) compared with iron and folic acid (Fe + FA) supplementation during pregnancy in recent randomised controlled trials.DocumentWorld Health Organization, 2012This guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on daily iron and folic acid supplementation as a public health intervention for the purpose of improving pregnancy outcomes and reducing maternal anaemia in pregnancy.DocumentCochrane Library, 2012This study aims to assess the benefits and harms of intermittent supplementation with iron alone or in combination with folic acid or other vitamins and minerals to pregnant women on neonatal and pregnancy outcomes.