The view from Xejuyu’ is breathtaking: green fields of fresh berries, feathery carrot tops, and blossoming broccoli line the mountainsides. The majority of the residents Read More
Malnutrition & Obesity
Go-Golborne is a pilot intervention to prevent childhood obesity in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea between 2014 and 2018.
Undernutrition is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in infants and children worldwide.
Nearly half a million children around Lake Chad face “severe acute malnutrition” due to drought and a seven-year insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, UNICEF said on Thursday. Of the 475,000 deemed at risk, 49,000 in Nigeria’s Borno state, Boko Haram’s heartland, will die this year if they do not receive
The benefits of physical activity on physical and mental health are well known.
Publication date: Available online 21 August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Suzanne J.
Rising rates of childhood obesity have become a pressing issue in public health, threatening both the mental and physical well-being of children.
Little is known about the association of dissatisfaction with body weight – a component of body image – with depression in individuals of different sex, age, and with different body mass index (BMI).
The consumption of fruit and vegetables is low worldwide, particularly in LICs, and this is associated with low affordability. Policies worldwide should enhance the availability and affordability of fruits and vegetables.
The major preventable risk factor contributing to the burden of disease worldwide is a poor diet, including inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption.1,2 In many low-income and middle-income countries, undernutrition—ie, not having enough food—has been a major concern. However, the diet-related burden of disease in these regions is shifting towards non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers. Improving nutrition in all countries now requires both interventions to reduce the intake of harmful foods high in saturated fat, added sugar, and salt, and interventions to increase consumption of healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables.
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine Author(s): Apostolos Davillas, Michaela Benzeval Socio-economic inequalities in adiposity are of particular interest themselves but also because they may be associated with inequalities in overall health status.
Publication date: October 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 166 Author(s): Emily G.
Abstract We report evidence of long-term adverse health impacts of fetal malnutrition exposure of middle-aged survivors of the 1959–1961 China Famine using data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study.