Posted on 09/15/2014 at 12:00 AM by Embria Health Sciences
Nearly one-third of the world’s children are undernourishedi and vitamin A deficiency is a major contributor to the mortality of children under five. Improving the vitamin A status of deficient children enhances their resistance to disease and can reduce mortality from all causes by approximately 24 percent.ii An estimated 190 million children under five suffer from vitamin A deficiency (VAD) worldwide.iii
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i “Nearly one-third of the world’s children are either underweight or stunted, and micronutrient deficiencies affect more than 30 percent of the developing world’s population.” From: The World Bank (2006). Repositioning Nutrition as Central to Development: A Strategy for Large-Scale Action, p. 42.
iiImdad A., Herzer K., Mayo-Wilson E., Yakoob M.Y, and Bhutta Z.A. Vitamin A supplementation for preventing morbidity and mortality in children from 6 months to 5 years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 12. p. 2. Art. No.: CD008524. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008524.pub2.
iii “Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) is a major public health problem in low and middle income countries affecting 190 million children under 5 years of age.” From: Imdad A, Herzer K, Mayo-Wilson E, Yakoob MY, Bhutta ZA. Vitamin A supplementation for preventing morbidity and mortality in children from 6 months to 5 years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD008524. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008524.pub2.
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