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New Study Links Obesity With Malnutrition and Poverty

Poverty was once associated with being underweight – however according to a recent study by the University of Aberdeen, childhood obesity rates are …

Malnutrition in Tanzania: will food fortification laws work?

Tanzania has one of the world’s highest rates of chronic malnutrition. Measured as stunting (when children are too short for their age), malnutrition affects 42% of children under five. This rate has fallen only two percentage points since 2005. Malnutrition takes a major toll on human health in …

1 In 8 Suffers From Chronic Hunger Globally, U.N. Report Says

Worldwide, roughly 1 in 8 people suffered from chronic hunger from 2011 to 2013, according to a new report from three U.N. food agencies.<p>They concluded that 842 million people didn't get enough food to lead healthy lives in that period, a slight drop from the 868 million in the previous report.<p>The …

Food poverty: Experts issue malnutrition health warning

<b>More people are suffering from malnutrition as a result of worsening food poverty, experts have warned.</b><p>The Faculty of Public Health said conditions like rickets were becoming more apparent because people could not afford quality food in their diet.<p>It comes after health figures recently revealed a …

Britain In 2014 Still Has Poor Hospitalised For Malnutrition

Brits are suffering from malnutrition because people simply cannot afford food, experts have warned David Cameron.<p>Figures released earlier this month …