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Public Health Nutrition in Developing Countries: Two Volume Set

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Author/Editor(s): Sheila C. Vir
Publication Date: September 30, 2011
ISBN-10: 0857090046
ISBN-13: 978-0857090041
Language: English
Edition: 1
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing India
Size: 10.5 MB
Format: pdf

Book Description

These books provide public health experts, nutritionists, students, scientists, development professionals and policy makers with information on the current global scenario concerning public health nutrition problems. Chapters discuss issues such as nutrition in reference to AIDS, non-communicable diseases and emerging situations.

  • Provides information on the current global scenario concerning public health nutrition problems
  • Discusses issues such as nutrition in reference to AIDS, non-communicable diseases and emerging situations
  • Covers malnutrition in women and children, micronutrient deficiency disorders, geriatric nutrition and nutrition in emergencies and disasters, among other topics

About the Author

Sheila C. Vir is currently a senior nutrition consultant and Director, Public Health Nutrition and Development Centre, New Delhi. She is a postgraduate in Food and Nutrition from University of Delhi, India and, PhD from Queen's University, Belfast, UK. Dr Vir, a recipient of the Common Wealth Van den Bergh Nutrition Award and secretary to the Nutrition Society of India, has worked as a programme officer with UNICEF (India) for about 20 years. Presently, she is also working as a Senior Nutrition Expert with the Government of India and various government-supported technical training and teaching institutes.

Reviews

Offering an important reference for a wide range of medical personnel and policy makers, this two-volume set comprises 43 contributed chapters brought together by editor Sheila Chander Vir — who worked with UNICEF for over 25 years and now directs the Public Health Nutrition an Development Centre, New Delhi, India. All but a few of the contributors are based in India. Coverage begins with the principles of epidemiology and epidemiologic methods, and nutrition epidemiology for developing countries. Following is thorough, up-to-date discussion of various aspects of undernutrition and overnutrition, new-born care, breastfeeding, diarrhea, HIV, vitamin A (metabolism, deficiency, prevention, and control), iodine (deficiency disorders, universal salt iodization), and iron (supplementation, deficiency in various populations), among other topics.

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