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.
More than two billion individuals across the world are malnourished because of zinc deficiency.
Scientists have created a novel method in which fresh and frozen vegetables are used to produce “food inks.”
New research and analysis appearing in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, highlights the barriers cancer survivors face in maintaining a healthy diet, as well as the role nutrition may play in cancer risk and treatment.
Scientists are urging global policymakers and funders to think of fish as a solution to food insecurity and malnutrition, and not just as a natural resource that provides income and livelihoods, in a newly-published paper in the peer-reviewed journal Ambio.
Nutrients are the structural components of food that the body needs to function properly. They are divided into macronutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins, provitamins, various minerals, and so on). Their shortage is called nutritional deficiency.
To effectively combat an infection, the body first has to sense it's been invaded, then the affected tissue must send out signals to corral resources to fight the intruder.
People in industrialized regions like the United States of America or Europe are generally urged to eat less meat and animal-source foods as part of a healthier and lower-emissions diet.
There is growing evidence that adipose tissue plays a key role in the aggravation of COVID-19. One of the theories under investigation is that fat cells (adipocytes) act as a reservoir for SARS-CoV-2 and increase viral load in obese or overweight individuals.
Nearly three decades have passed since world leaders agreed to reverse biodiversity loss. It hasn't gone according to plan.
More than two billion people worldwide suffer from micronutrient malnutrition due to deficiencies in minerals and vitamins.
Twenty-eight interdisciplinary partners will be coming together from 30 September to 2 October for the kick-off meeting of the FoodLAND project. Due to the current COVID-19 global health situation, the event will take place online.
With a founding $25 million gifts from King Philanthropies, MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is launching a new initiative to solve problems at the nexus of climate change and global poverty.
The nutritional benefit of rice and sugar distributed by a national food subsidy program in India may be limited, says new research published today.
Scientists have discovered a crucial biomolecule that improves the repair of a person’s gut lining by encouraging stem cells to regenerate impaired tissues.
Cholera can kill within hours if left untreated, and it sickens as many as 4 million people a year. In a new article in the journal Cell, researchers describe how gut bacteria helps people resist the disease.
Root crops like cassava, carrots, and potatoes are notoriously good at hiding disease or deficiencies which might affect their growth.
Parasite infections are a constant presence for many people who live in tropical regions, particularly in less industrialized areas.
The University Carlos III Madrid, Almirall, S.A. and the MEDINA Foundation have launched a project to find new treatments for recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa and other genetic diseases caused by nonsense mutations.
Is there a link between diet and education? AZoLifeSciences speaks to Dr. Holly Rippen to find out more and what we can do to help.