Malnutrition is a condition which occurs when there is a deficiency of certain vital nutrients in a person’s diet. The deficiency fails to meet the demands of the body leading to effects on the growth, physical health, mood, behaviour and other functions of the body. Malnutrition commonly affects children and the elderly.
Among those in greatest peril after the devasting earthquakes in the Middle East are some 6.6 million internally displaced persons in Syria, as well as 1.9 million Syrian refugees living in Turkey, according to estimations from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Inexpensive, small fish species caught in seas and lakes in developing countries could help close nutritional gaps for undernourished people, and especially young children, according to new research.
A Nebraska-led coming attraction may soon pop into a global blockbuster. Through a decade-long project supported by Conagra Foods, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln research team led by David Holding has naturally bred new varieties of popcorn that outperform today's most popular kernels in their intrinsic nutritional value and taste.
Aalto University research published in Nature Food demonstrates how changes in livestock and fish feeding can maintain productivity while increasing food availability for people.
While increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere encourage plant growth, they also reduce the nutritional value of plants, which can have a larger impact on nutrition and food safety worldwide.
As part of our SLAS Europe 2022 coverage, we speak to Dr. Kerstin Hermuth-Kleinschmidt, a sustainability consultant with NIUB, about improving sustainability in the life sciences to help create a healthier tomorrow.
Exposure to extreme heat increases both chronic and acute malnutrition among infants and young children in low-income countries – threatening to reverse decades of progress, Cornell research finds.
Some perceive rice as a "bad" source of carbohydrates. That's because most varieties of rice have a high glycemic index.
The lifespan extension caused by a low-protein diet appears to be coordinated by a single hormone.
Lentils are an important and popular food in many parts of the world. They are also a nutritional powerhouse.
Is vertical farming and aeroponics the future of sustainable farming? We spoke to India from LettUs Grow to find out!
Many people have experienced the sudden and unmanageable desire to eat a particular food. These desires, known as cravings, are very usual, especially during pregnancy.
Climate change is mounting widespread disruption on the planet -; with the most marginalized people and vulnerable places the hardest hit -; while severe, irreversible changes are still to come if the world does not do enough to curb warming and spark resiliency.
New technology could help reduce malnutrition and improve overall health in long-term care homes by automatically recording and tracking how much food residents consume.
As the human population grows to a predicted 10 billion by 2050 and overall land mass remains constant, traditional animal farming may become a less viable method for food production.
The first genome-wide ancient human DNA data from Sudan reveals new insights into the ancestry and social organization of people who lived more than 1,000 years ago in the Nile Valley, an important genetic and cultural crossroads.
Zinc deficiency is prevalent around the world, and among children, these mineral shortfalls can lead to stunting, embryonic malformations and neurobehavioral abnormalities.
A five-year partnership being launched by the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) -; a non-profit founded by Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna -; and CGIAR, the world's largest publicly-funded agricultural research partnership, will harness the power of science to help millions of people overcome poverty, hunger, and malnutrition.
We speak to Dr. Jonas Jägermeyr, from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, about his research into climate change and its effect on agriculture.
The deficiency of Zinc is prevalent worldwide. The shortfall of this mineral in children leads to embryonic malformations, stunting, and neurobehavioral abnormalities.