Malnutrition & Obesity



Reflections on a year of malnutrition

Malnutrition is frustrating. I often sit in the office, analyzing data from our programs, and feel helpless. Children who stay the same height for two Read More


Why the World Can’t Wait for Universal Preschool

As a pediatric resident I spend a lot of time with preschool-aged children in the hospital or at clinic. I have the privilege of watching Read More


Links between child and adult chronic diseases: Lessons from Guatemala

Since 2013, I have had the great joy of working in rural Guatemala for the non-governmental organization Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance—first during medical Read More


[Articles] Effects of responsive stimulation and nutrition interventions on children’s…

Responsive stimulation delivered in a community health service can improve child development and care, 2 years after the end of intervention. Future analyses of these data are needed to identify which children and families benefit more or less over time.

More Focus On Nutrition In First 1,000 Days Needed To Help Cognitive, Physical Development Of…

New York Times: Why The First 1,000 Days Matter Most Roger Thurow, author and senior fellow for global agriculture and food policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs “…[E]nsuring brain development in the first 1,000 days so children are actually capable of learning once they get to school has been largely ignored. … In…More

Assessment of healthy behaviors for metabolic syndrome among Korean adults: a modified…

Since the worldwide incidence of metabolic syndrome (Mets) has rapidly increased, healthy behaviors such as weight control, engaging in physical activity, and healthy diet have been crucial in the management o…

India Reduced Child Malnutrition But Facing High Diabetes Prevalence, Global Nutrition Report…

Wall Street Journal: India Is Making Progress on Reducing Malnutrition But Now Has a Diabetes Problem “While India has dramatically reduced its rate of child malnutrition, a new report points to the increasing burden of diabetes in the world’s second most populous country. According to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report released Tuesday, India is reducing…More

Integrating expert knowledge in a GIS to optimize siting decisions for small-scale healthy food…

The availability of healthy foods in a neighborhood remains a key determinant of diet and diet-related disease in disadvantaged communities.

Poor Nutrition Affects One-Third Of World’s Population, Strains Health Systems, Report Shows

The Guardian: Poor nutrition now affects a third of the human race, says report “Malnutrition has become ‘the new normal’ and now affects a third of humanity, according to a study that warns of the devastating human and economic toll of undernutrition and obesity. … Not only is malnutrition responsible for nearly half of all…More

Global Commitment Critical To Ending Malnutrition By 2030

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Why working to end malnutrition is our profession — and our passion Roman Tesfaye, first lady of Ethiopia, and Lawrence Haddad, economist and senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute “…[T]o make sure governments and donors intensify their investments [against malnutrition], all of us need to hold powerful stakeholders…More

Global Nutrition Report Examines Underlying Causes Of, Challenges To Ending Malnutrition By…

Food Tank: What Will it Take to End Global Malnutrition by 2030? Alexina Cather of the New York City Food Policy Center discusses findings from the upcoming Global Nutrition Report, From Promise to Impact: Ending Malnutrition by 2030, writing, “This independent annual review explores the state of nutrition in the world, the underlying determinants of malnutrition,…More

[Comment] An important chapter in the infection–malnutrition story

In this issue of The Lancet Global Health, Jay Berkley and colleagues in Kenya present the results of their outstanding clinical trial of antibiotic prophylaxis for children who recovered from complicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM).1 The high rates of mortality and nutritional relapse observed among children who recover from SAM2,3 have also been seen in children recovering from moderate acute malnutrition.4 These children may require a higher anthropometric threshold for recovery,5 which may serve as a marker of improved immune status and decreased susceptibility to infection.

Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology—Nutritional Epidemiology…

by Carl Lachat, Dana Hawwash, Marga C. Ocké, Christina Berg, Elisabet Forsum, Agneta Hörnell, Christel Larsson, Emily Sonestedt, Elisabet Wirfält, Agneta Åkesson, Patrick Kolsteren, Graham Byrnes, Willem De Keyzer, John Van Camp, Janet E. Cade, Nadia Slimani, Myriam Cevallos, Matthias Egger, Inge Huybrechts Background Concerns have been raised about the quality of reporting in nutritional epidemiology. Research reporting guidelines such as the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement can improve quality of reporting in observational studies. Herein, we propose recommendations for reporting nutritional epidemiology and dietary assessment research by extending the STROBE statement into Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology—Nutritional Epidemiology (STROBE-nut)

Socioeconomic position in young adulthood is associated with BMI in Australian families

Background Low socioeconomic position (SEP) is associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) disease risk, but the relative importance of SEP in childhood and adulthood, and of changes in SEP between these two life stages, remains unclear.

Socioeconomic determinants of childhood obesity among primary school children in Guangzhou,…

Socioeconomic inequalities in childhood obesity prevalence differ according to a country’s stage of nutrition transition.

Identifying factors associated with fast food consumption among adolescents in Beijing China…

China is in the midst of the nutrition transition with increasing rates of obesity and dietary changes.

International Partnership Launches Food Loss Accounting, Reporting Standards To Measure Waste

U.N. News Centre: U.N. announces first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste “A partnership of leading international organizations, including the United Nations, has announced the launch of a first-ever global standard to measure food loss and waste while at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) 2016 Summit currently underway in Copenhagen, Denmark. The…More

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