New challenges in studying nutrition-disease interactions in the developing world.


Prentice, AM; Gershwin, ME; Schaible, UE; Keusch, GT; Victora, CG; Gordon, JI; (2008) New challenges in studying nutrition-disease interactions in the developing world. The Journal of clinical investigation, 118 (4). pp. 1322-1329. ISSN 0021-9738 DOI: 10.1172/JCI34034

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Abstract

Latest estimates indicate that nutritional deficiencies account for 3 million child deaths each year in less-developed countries. Targeted nutritional interventions could therefore save millions of lives. However, such interventions require careful optimization to maximize benefit and avoid harm. Progress toward designing effective life-saving interventions is currently hampered by some serious gaps in our understanding of nutrient metabolism in humans. In this Personal Perspective, we highlight some of these gaps and make some proposals as to how improved research methods and technologies can be brought to bear on the problems of undernourished children in the developing world.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Immunology and Infection
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research (2003-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 18382744
Web of Science ID: 254588600024
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/7811

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