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close this book4th Report on the World Nutrition Situation - Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle (SCN; 2000; 138 pages)
View the documentADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE ON COORDINATION/SUB-COMMITTEE ON NUTRITION - (ACC/SCN) THE UN SYSTEM’S FORUM FOR NUTRITION
View the documentINTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
View the documentFOREWORD
View the documentHIGHLIGHTS
View the documentCONTRIBUTORS
View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentLIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
View the documentPREFACE
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 1: NUTRITION THROUGHOUT THE LIFE CYCLE
close this folderCHAPTER 2: MICRONUTRIENT UPDATE
View the document2.1 Iron Deficiency Update
View the document2.2 Iodine Deficiency Disorders Update
View the document2.3 Vitamin A Deficiency Update
View the document2.4 Multiple Micronutrient Deficiencies
View the documentSummary
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 3: BREASTFEEDING AND COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 4: NUTRITION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER 5: NUTRITION OF REFUGEES AND DISPLACED POPULATIONS
Open this folder and view contentsAPPENDICES
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View the documentBACK COVER
 

Summary

Progress has been made in reducing clinical vitamin A deficiency, but more needs to be done to reduce subclinical vitamin A deficiency, which has significant consequences. The success of salt iodization for controlling iodine deficiency disorders continues to spread; monitoring and sustain-ability are now key concerns. Iron deficiency and its most serious manifestation, anaemia, continue to undermine human potential. Unlike VAD and IDD, there is no clearly effective, widely applicable solution to iron deficiency, though a combination of approaches can make inroads. Operational research remains a major priority, as well as better advocacy for greater attention to combating this invisible scourge.

Overlaps and interactions between micronutrients are likely to be widespread, possibly affecting one in two children with any single deficiency. This fact argues strongly, both operationally and biologically, for multiple micronutrient supplementation and fortification. Such overlaps and interactions undoubtedly occur with regard to micronutrients we know relatively little about.

 

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