"If there was one wish I had for India, it would be to get rid of malnutrition because that reduces the potential of those kids so dramatically and their ability to provide and learn are reduced. It''s like 15 IQ points go away," Gates said at a Livemint event.He added that health is his preferred sustainable development goal (SDG). Even his philanthropic venture the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has global health as its main areas of focus.
Retail giants Carrefour (PA:CARR) and Nestl eacute; are now using IBM ''s Food Trust blockchain platform to track the supply chain of milk based formula for infants, according to a Nov. 14 announcement.By using the platform, the firms aim to advance consumer confidence in the products ' quality by ensuring more transparency of the entire supply chain of formulas produced by Laboratoires Guigoz. The system aims to improve supply chain transparency and conduct checks of infant nutrition products ' origins.
Climate change in India may further append malnutrition levels and exacerbate infections caused due to cholera, stated the Lancet Countdown Report 2019 on Health and Climate Change.According to the findings, released November 13, 2019, the average yield potential of maize and rice declined almost 2 per cent in India since the 1960s.
Delhi pollution: There seems to be no respite from air pollution in Delhi. Apart from wearing pollution masks, avoiding stepping outside and installing your homes with air purifiers, a few dietary and lifestyle measures can further help in reducing ill effects of air pollution. Talking about some home remedies to beat smog (smoke fog) and toxic chemicals in air is celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar. These home remedies for air pollution can help in reducing cough, cold and infection during rising pollution levels.
A report from the Oregon Health and Science University shed light on the potential dangers of neurotoxic chemicals (toxins destructive to nerve tissue), which are found in plants used as the primary nutrients for impoverished and undernourished people. People can be affected by different plant toxins based on factors like age, sex, and genetics; though no factors create greater risk than chronic malnutrition. Plants that cause neurotoxic disorders when they are regularly consumed are far more dangerous to those living in poverty. Climate change and many other factors reduce the number of food sources for these people, thus potentially toxic plants are the only options available. The report highlights three major plant foods.
GovernmentHealth17 Oct 2019New Delhi: Malnutrition caused 69% of deaths of children below the age of five in India, according to a UNICEF report released on Wednesday.
A third of the world's nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition released Tuesday.
NEW DELHI : Deficiency in vitamins and other essential nutrients arising from unhealthy diets is the main risk factor for several diseases among Indian children, a Unicef report said. The report also pointed to the prevalence of anaemia, insufficient protein intake and changing dietary preferences in the country.Nearly 80% Indian babies aged 6 to 23 months do not receive minimum dietary diversity, said the State of the World s Children 2019, a food and nutrition report released by Unicef on Wednesday. While only 61% of children, adolescents and mothers consume dairy products at least once a week, only around 40% children, adolescents and mothers consume fruits at least once a week. Over 85% children (5 to 9 years) and adolescents, and 75% mothers, consume pulses and dark green leafy vegetables at least once a week, according to the report.
The Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) 2016 18, an extensive online dashboard released last month, showed that the number of stunted children below five years of age has come down to 3.87 crore in 2016 18 from 5.55 crore in 2005 06 a fall of 30 per cent.Stunting was one of the primary reasons why the mid day meal scheme was introduced in India. It is caused by an insufficient intake of nutrients and frequent infections. The UNICEF calls it a measure of profound physical and cognitive underdevelopment , as it leads to a lower height than the average for a child s age.
Hyperemesis gravidarum occurs in less than five per cent of pregnancies. Affected women experience intense nausea and are unable to keep down food and fluids. This could lead to dangerous dehydration and inadequate nutrition during pregnancy.
Malnutrition continues to be the leading cause for death among Indian children under the age of five, according to a study led by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).The death rate due to malnutrition in children under five years of age in India has dropped by two thirds between 1990 and 2017, but still accounts for 68% of deaths in children of the age group, according to ICMR s comprehensive estimates of disease burden caused by child and maternal malnutrition.
Breakfast is the most important of the day but most people do not give much attention to it. A healthy and nutrition packed breakfast is recommended to everyone especially diabetics. The right breakfast plays an important role in a diabetes diet. It leaves a positive impact on the blood sugar levels throughout the day and insulin sensitivity. If you are a diabetic you need to choose the elements of your breakfast with a low glycaemic index. A diabetic diet should contain such foods which do not increase the blood sugar levels. Here are some breakfast ideas which are healthy for a diabetes patient. These foods will leave a positive impact on the blood sugar levels and ensure a better flow of energy throughout the day.
In a study by America;s Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine - published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition - adopting a plant based diet was shown to reduce inflammation and symptoms of RA. "A plant based diet comprised of fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes may be tremendously helpful for those with rheumatoid arthritis, " explained study co author Hana Kahleova, MD, PhD, director of clinical research for the Physicians Committee. "This study offers hope that with a simple menu change, joint pain, swelling, and other painful symptoms may improve or even disappear. "
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Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects the body s ability to processes blood glucose. The food you eat changes to glucose and your body uses this as energy. The pancreas produces the hormone insulin, which helps in the absorption of glucose by your cells. If you have diabetes, it means your pancreas is not able to produce enough insulin and there is excess glucose in your blood.According to WHO, around 422 million people around the world have diabetes. The maximum number of cases are in low and middle income countries. Now a new research from the German Institute of Human Nutrition, Germany, says that people with a short height may be at a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The journal Diabetologia published the study, which says that being tall is associated with a lower risk of diabetes, with each 10cm difference in height associated with a 41 per cent decreased risk of diabetes in men and a 33 per cent decreased risk in women.
National Nutrition Week highlights the importance of a balanced diet to ensure the proper intake of every nutrient. A balanced diet is essential for every individual and more so for pregnant women. Generally, people think that a pregnant woman needs to eat for two, but in scientific facts pregnant women need to have exactly 300 kilocalories more than a non pregnant woman. Her diet should contain adequate amounts of different nutrient like protein (65 gm), iron (27mg day), folate, calcium, iodine, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B6 and many more. Here are the top essential nutrients required by a pregnant woman for a healthy baby.
The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Made up of over 100 billion nerves, this 1.5 kilogram organ is the centre of your nervous system. Playing a major role in each and every function of your body, the brain uses sensory information and passes it on to the muscles for motor response. You can t even imagine your life without your center of learning. But for your brain to work efficiently, you need to provide it with sources of energy that comes from the foods that you eat. There are certain nutrients that are essential to keep it working.To make sure you understand the importance of nutrients for your body, National Nutrition Week is celebrated every year from September 1 to 7. This initiative dates back to 1982 and encourages people from all walks of life to have healthy foods for their well being. In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is urging everyone to support this major campaign to ensure their healthy future. Recently, during Mann Ki Baat radio address, PM Modi said that lack of awareness is the reason why families are affected by malnutrition.
A viral post on the social media shows children sitting on the floor of the school corridor, eating rotis with just some salt in their plates. According to the website of state Midday Meal Authority, the overseeing body for these meals in the state, government run primary schools list an elaborate menu that is supposed to be served to children. It includes pulses, rice, rotis and vegetables. Fruits and milk are included on certain days, according to the meal chart.