Macromicronutrients and Development

"Micronutrient deficiencies are common throughout the world not just in developing countries.Diet is an important modifiable factor.Children who are not adequately nourished are at risk for failing to reach their developmental potential in cognitive, motor, and socio-emotional abilities. Major risk factors for micronutrient deficiency diseases around the world include poor dietary intake, infection, disease and sanitation.The 4 major MDDs are iron (folate), iodine, vitamin A, and zinc.Treatment for MDD include dietary diversification, supplementation, and food fortification"

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