Public Health Nutrition in Developing Countries (Hardback)Sheila C. Vir (author)
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Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 1324
Weight: 2268 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 89 mm
"Offering an important reference for a wide range of medical personnel and policy makers, this two-volume set comprises 43 contributed chapters brought together by editor Sheila Chander Vir -- who worked with UNICEF for over 25 years and now directs the Public Health Nutrition an Development Centre, New Delhi, India. All but a few of the contributors are based in India. Coverage begins with the principles of epidemiology and epidemiologic methods, and nutrition epidemiology for developing countries. Following is thorough, up-to-date discussion of various aspects of undernutrition and overnutrition, new-born care, breastfeeding, diarrhea, HIV, vitamin A (metabolism, deficiency, prevention, and control), iodine (deficiency disorders, universal salt iodization), and iron (supplementation, deficiency in various populations), among other topics."
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