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Vol. 6 - Num. 22

Special Articles

Starvation, do still exists? Malnutrition in the new millennium. A forth-standing challenge

A Gómez de Arriba


Reference of this article: Gómez de Arriba A. Starvation, do still exists? Malnutrition in the new millennium. A forth-standing challenge. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2004;6:249-261.

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Abstract

Malnutrition is still a fact in many countries; it is a widely distributed problem and has devastating consequences. It is responsible for fifty percent of the deaths in children under five years, it weakens the immune system and makes worse the diseases. Malnourished children that survive have learning disabilities and less productivity in adult life. Malnutrition reduces quality of life and influences negatively on the economy of families, communities and countries.

Keywords

Malnutrition Nutritional treatment

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