Malnutrition

malnutrition, insufficiency of one or more nutritional elements necessary for health and well-being. Primary malnutrition is caused by the lack of essential foodstuffs—usually vitamins, minerals, or proteins—in the diet. In some areas of the world a poor economy or such regional conditions as drought or overpopulation cause a scarcity of certain foodstuffs, and a certain portion of the population is malnourished because essential nutrients are not available. However, even when food is plentiful, malnutrition can result from poor eating habits or poverty. Primary malnutrition, due to a lack of food or an inability to afford nutritious food, has been estimated to affect as many as a fourth of the world's children. Secondary malnutrition is caused by failure of absorption or utilization of nutrients (as in disease of the gastrointestinal tract, thyroid, kidney, liver, or pancreas), by increased nutritional requirements (growth, injuries, burns, surgical procedures, pregnancy, lactation, fever), or by excessive excretion (diarrhea).

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Malnutrition: Selected full-text books and articles

Sustainable Efforts to Eradicate Global Hunger, Undernourishment and Malnutrition By Fontell, Janice; Luchsinger, Vince Journal of Global Business Issues, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 2011
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Socioeconomic Inequality in Malnutrition in Developing Countries/ Inegalites Socioeconomiques Face a la Malnutrition Dans Les Pays En Developpement/ Desigualdades Socioeconomicas Y Malnutricion En Los Paises En Desarrollo By Van de Poel, Ellen; Hosseinpoor, Ahmad Reza; Speybroeck, Niko; Van Ourti, Tom; Vega, Jeanette Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Vol. 86, No. 4, April 2008
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Malnutrition in the UK By Blades, Mabel Perspectives in Public Health, Vol. 133, No. 3, May 2013
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The Role of Curative First-Line Health Services in Enhancing Screening and Rehabilitation of Mild-to-Moderate Malnutrition: Results of a Pilot Project in Bolivia By Hoeree, Tom F.; Kolsteren, Patrick W.; Sejas, Edgar V.; Ventura, Adolfo F Journal of Health Population and Nutrition, Vol. 23, No. 2, June 2005
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Social Consequences of Malnutrition By Seipel, Michael M. O Social Work, Vol. 44, No. 5, September 1999
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Population and Poverty in the Developing World By Massimo Livi-Bacci; Gustavo De Santis Clarendon Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Coping with Poverty: The Biological Impact of Nutrition Insecurity"
The Real Cost of Hunger By McGovern, George UN Chronicle, Vol. 38, No. 3, September-November 2001
Escaping Hunger, Escaping Excess By Gardner, Gary; Halweil, Brian World Watch, Vol. 13, No. 3, May 2000
World Population, Agriculture, and Malnutrition By Pimentel, David; Wilson, Anne World Watch, Vol. 17, No. 5, September-October 2004
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