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Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries

ISBN-10: 193411524X

ISBN-13: 9781934115244

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Richard D. Semba, Martin W. Bloem, P. Piot

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Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries, Second Edition was written with the underlying conviction that global health and nutrition problems can only be solved through a firm understanding of the different levels of causality and the interactions between the various determinants. This volume provides policy makers, nutritionists, students, scientists, and professionals with the most recent and up-to-date knowledge regarding major health and nutritional problems in developing countries. This greatly expanded second edition has new chapters relevant to humanitarian emergencies, including a case study of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, food in humanitarian relief, food policy, the emerging role of supermarkets in developing countries, homestead food production, aging, ethics, and the adverse impact of parental tobacco use on child health in poor families. These new chapters reflect the increasing complexity and changes that are occurring in developing countries. Nutrition and Health in Developing Countries, Second Edition, brings together a group of authors who come from diverse backgrounds of clinical nutrition, medicine, immunology, infectious disease, epidemiology, public health nutrition, anthropology, health policy, economics, and disaster planning. This book will stimulate further thought, comprehensive and effective policies and programs, and research across disciplines in the goal of improving health and nutrition in developing countries in order to reach the Millennium Goals by the year 2015.
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Book details

List price: $349.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Humana Press
Publication date: 6/23/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 934
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.620
Language: English

Series Editor's Introduction
Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Nutrition and Development: A Historical Perspective
Maternal Mortality in Developing Countries
Low Birth Weight and Neonatal Mortality
Infant Mortality
Child Growth and Development
Diarrheal Diseases
Acute Lower Respiratory Infections
Measles
Malaria and Nutrition
Tuberculosis
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
Malnutrition
Vitamin A Deficiency
Nutritional Rickets and Vitamin D Deficiency
Zinc Deficiency
Iron Deficiency and Anemia
Iodine Deficiency Disorders
Multiple Micronutrient Malnutrition: What Can Be Done?
Nutrition in the Elderly in Developing Countries
The Nutrition Transition and Its Relationship to Demographic Change
The Rapid Emergence of Obesity in Developing Countries
Rapid Urbanization and the Challenges of Obtaining Food and Nutrition Security
Impact of Parental Tobacco Use on Child Malnutrition and Survival
Humanitarian Emergencies
Tackling Nutrient Deficiencies and Life-Threatening Disease: The Role of Food in Humanitarian Relief
The Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004
The Impact of Supermarkets on Farmers, Consumers, and Food Security in Developing Countries
Homestead Food Production for Improving Nutritional Status and Health
Food Policy
Need, Efficacy, and Effectiveness of Multiple Vitamin/Mineral Supplements for Young Children and Considerations for Programs
How Much Do Data Influence Programs for Health and Nutrition? Experience from Health and Nutrition Surveillance Systems
The Economics of Nutritional Interventions
Ethics in Public Health Research
Beyond Partial Analysis
Index