Malnutrition Among Children in the Sahel Region: Causes, Consequences and Prevention
International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages: 116-121
Received: Apr. 12, 2013; Published: May 20, 2013
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G.O. Ayenigbara, Science and technical education department, Adekunle ajasin University, Akungba – Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria
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Abstract
Childhood period is a period of rapid growth. Research has shown that malnutrition delays growth, retards mental development and predisposes affected individuals to, and aggravates health problems. In view of these deleterious consequences, the author examined the causes and consequences of malnutrition among children in the Sahel region and thereafter suggested workable strategies for its prevention in those countries
Keywords
Malnutrition, Obesity, Kwashiokor, Marasmus, Hypertension, Colostrum
To cite this article
G.O. Ayenigbara, Malnutrition Among Children in the Sahel Region: Causes, Consequences and Prevention, International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013, pp. 116-121. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.20130203.14
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