TITLE

Candidate Noninfectious Disease Conditions

AUTHOR(S)
Alnwick, D.
PUB. DATE
December 1999
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/30/1999, Vol. 48, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Important micronutrient deficiencies in at-risk populations can be addressed simultaneously with programmatically cost-effective results. Because of the interaction between many micronutrients, this would also be biologically effective. With adequate investment and political support, the chances of eliminating iodine deficiency as a problem in women of reproductive age and young children and of eliminating vitamin A deficiency as a problem in young children in the future are high. To eliminate iron deficiency and folic-acid-dependent neural tube defects (FADNTDs) in low-income populations, a new set of approaches will have to be developed. These same approaches, if successful, could be used to tackle other important micronutrient deficiencies.
ACCESSION #
31407792

 

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