HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Rising rates of overweight among preschoolers in developing countries

Despite rising rates of overweight among preschoolers in some developing countries, undernutrition remains a major public health burden in most of these regions, according to new research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Mercedes de Onis and Monika Blssner of the World Health Organization analyzed 160 cross-sectional weight surveys from 94 countries to allow comparisons across countries and over time. In infants and children ranging from 0-5 years of age, the overall global prevalence of overweight was 3.3%, with some countries having very high rates of both overweight and wasting. Developing countries with the highest prevalences of overweight were mainly located in the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America. However the higher rate of wasting in many developing countries suggests that undernutrition is still the nutrition problem of greatest concern in developing countries.

The study recognizes the need for early intervention to prevent an epidemic of obesity in developing countries such as has arisen in developed nations. Yet the fact remains that wasting rates were found to be considerably higher than rates of overweight in the majority of developing countries, with the least-developed countries having very high rates of > 15%.


'"/>

Contact: Beth Wettergreen
bmwettergreen@ucdavis.edu
530-754-7528
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
26-Sep-2000


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Rising childhood leukaemia incidence prompts conference
2. Rising ozone levels pose challenge to U.S. soybean production, scientists say
3. Rising expectations from new yeast study
4. Rising Maryland to welcome new biotech president
5. ICTP celebrates 40th anniversary, Legacy for the Future
6. New genetic research demonstrates possible cause of inherited form of Parkinsons disease
7. UNC research accelerates discovery of novel gene function
8. Land Regeneration Network celebrates first year success
9. Feeding cottonseed meal to female fallow deer safe at low rates
10. Colorectal cancer rates in African Americans equal with insurance parity
11. St. Jude researchers create image of enzyme that orchestrates natural genetic engineering

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


(Date:4/16/2019)... ... April 16, 2019 , ... ... speakers for two signature events: The 2019 ISPE Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Conference , ... 20–21 June. Taking place in one of the most influential bio hubs, Boston, ...
(Date:4/9/2019)... ... ... The McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research has been ... conducted by an independent, third-party panel of experts in radiation oncology, patient safety and ... McLeod is the only such cancer center in South Carolina. The hospital also represents ...
(Date:4/4/2019)... ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... April 02, ... ... a leading clinical genetics testing company, will present results demonstrating that RNA genetic ... hereditary cancer genetic testing. This study, awarded as a Top Rated poster, is ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/15/2019)... and ATLANTA (PRWEB) , ... ... ... the acquisition of 100% equity in American Process Inc. and affiliate companies ... the Alpena Biorefinery in Alpena Michigan, the Thomaston Biorefinery and R&D center ...
(Date:3/14/2019)... ... ... The growth in the number and complexity of regulations as well as ... intelligence (RI) systems are not keeping with ... and cheaper. With a diversity of information sources, identifying and analyzing context based intelligence ...
(Date:3/14/2019)... , ... March 14, 2019 , ... ... release announcing that its Canadian partner, the Eye Machine Canada Inc., had been ... Oculus’s pioneering technology for treating Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). , The previous month, ...
(Date:3/14/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... March 13, 2019 , ... ... its 2019 ISPE Europe Biotechnology Conference , taking place in Brussels, Belgium ... biotechnology best practices, technical and operational solutions, and innovative approaches. , “Biopharmaceuticals ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: