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Journal Article

Journal article

The two faces of malnutrition  [1976]

Eckholm, Erik.; Record, Frank.;

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Malnutrition results from improper diet, either from under-or overnutrition. Similar consequences result from both: reduced life expectancy, increased susceptibility to disease, and reduced productivity. Malnutrition contributes to more deaths than any other factor save, in some countries, age itself. Insufficient diet subverts health by abetting disease that may impair thinking and learning abilities. Overnutrition with and imbalance in physical activity fosters obesity which can lead to coronary disease, diabetes, and other disorders. Cancers and circulatory disorders can be traced to unprecedented intakes of fats and refined foods. National nutrition policy must address health problems associated with abundance. Nutrition concerns must not be treated inconsistently or haphazardly. Priority must be given to public health concerns over special interest causes

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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Bibliography
In AGRIS since:
1981
Issue:
9
Extent:
63 p.
Publisher:
Worldwatch Institute
ISBN:
09-164-68089
All titles:
" The two faces of malnutrition "
Other:
" Bibliography: p. 57-63 "

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Worldwatch paper (USA)