HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Estimated one in five people worldwide lack enough zinc in diet

Up to one-fifth of the world's people lack sufficient zinc in their diet, while an estimated one-third live in countries considered at high risk of zinc deficiency, warns a comprehensive new report by an international group of medical researchers.

The report, by the International Zinc Nutrition Consultative Group (IZiNCG), in collaboration with the United Nations University and the International Union of Nutrition Sciences, cites poverty and the relatively high price of zinc-rich foods such as red meat and shellfish, legumes and whole grain cereals as contributors to a deficiency problem much more common and harmful to health in developing countries than previously believed.

Countries at high-risk are mostly in South and Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, Central America and the Andean area of South America. However, more research is needed to better measure the size of the problem and identify specific sub-groups at highest risk, the report says.

The report ("Assessment of the Risk of Zinc Deficiency in Populations and Options for its Control") being presented at the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition March 23, says the magnitude and associated problems of zinc deficiency have been poorly understood in the past. It sheds new light on the importance of zinc to human health and points a way forward not only for addressing deficiency problems in developing countries but also for future research.

The consultative group IZiNCG, established in 2000 by the UN University Food and Nutrition Programme (based at Cornell University, New York) and the International Union of Nutrition Scientists (based at UCLA, California), describes major new insights on 1) the human health consequences of zinc deficiency, 2) available methods for assessing population zinc status and current estimates of the magnitude and global distribution of the problem, and 3) possible strategies to control this nutritional deficiency disease.

"Knowledge of the oc
'"/>

Contact: Terry Collins
collins1@sympatico.ca
416-538-8712
United Nations University
23-Mar-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Estimated 300 children died in the U.S. from shaken baby syndrome last year
2. Men from early middle ages were nearly as tall as modern people
3. Iron can have negative side effects on people with kidney disease
4. Mighty mouse gene works the same way in people
5. From algae, weeds and people: new genetic clues to complex obesity syndrome
6. Telling people what they want to believe
7. Primate viruses transmitted to people through bushmeat
8. Special training may help people with autism recognize faces
9. Diversity: What people, grain sorghum have in common
10. Helping carnivores and people co-exist
11. By the year 2050, human population could add 2.6 billion people, reports Rockefeller scientist

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/28/2020)... , ... February 28, 2020 , ... ... on initial biologics orders. This includes all available stem cell and exosome biologics. ... and umbilical tissue, Exosome Biologics, PRP kits, adipose kits, PDO thread lifts and ...
(Date:2/21/2020)... ... February 20, 2020 , ... Namocell Inc., a ... has entered into a collaboration with Takara Bio and HepaTx to use Namocell’s ... (iHeps) developed from adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASCs), and characterize them by single ...
(Date:2/14/2020)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... February 14, 2020 , ... ... trial management solutions (CTMS) that include integrated eTMF and Payment tracking, will be ... 2020, in Orlando, FL. , Since attending the SCOPE Summit last year, the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2020)... ... ... iFirst Medical Technologies, Inc., a leader in handheld diagnostic devices, announced today ... a grave danger to public health here in the U.S. and around the globe," ... testing and on-the-spot results promise to slow the spread and save human lives." , ...
(Date:3/12/2020)... , ... March 12, 2020 , ... ... atomic force microscopy (AFM) technology, increases the business investment in Europe by inaugurating ... , The Grand Opening Ceremony of the new Nanoscience Center Europe took place ...
(Date:3/4/2020)... ... March 04, 2020 , ... ... antibody products and services, today announced the launch of its FleXpress™ high-throughput ... a large number of antibodies at 80 ml scale. All production occurs ...
(Date:3/2/2020)... ... 2020 , ... McBee, Moore and Vanik IP, LLC (MMV IP) has been ... and Organics. , According to statistics compiled by Harrity Anaytics, MMV IP was listed ... center 1600 during 2019. Technology center 1600 at the US Patent Office (“USPTO”) specializes ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: