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Mumbai | Aug 10, 2021
New fortified foods to combat malnutrition in India

Palatable supplementary foods designed with variety in mind could be the cure for urban malnutrition

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Bengaluru | Dec 24, 2020
Food for thought: Widespread malnutrition could fuel India’s high rates of depression

Researchers investigate how dietary patterns, single nutrients, and food choice may be promoting or protecting against depressive disorders.

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Mumbai | Dec 23, 2020
A new approach to understanding malnutrition in India

Researchers use a new technique to evaluate under-nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity in children.

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Bengaluru | Mar 10, 2020
Children of migrant construction workers face a disrupted quality of life

Infants require the highest level of nutrition for healthy growth and development. A four-month-old child, for example, uses 30% of its consumed food for growth. Adequate intake of minerals, like calcium and potassium, are known to be conducive to their wholesome diet. But, data from UNICEF shows that there is a high rate of undernutrition in children around the world.

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Bengaluru | Jan 3, 2020

In a recent study, Dr Sachdev and an international team of researchers have shown that India’s mortality rate due to severe acute malnutrition is a fraction of the WHO estimates. This study is published in the journal PLOS Medicine.

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Chennai | Jul 5, 2019
Too heavy a burden? Onus of farm labour on women may be contributing to malnourishment in India, says study

Researchers from the University of East Anglia, UK, and the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai, India, have explored how women’s work in agriculture affects nutritional outcomes for the family. The study found that although agricultural outputs have increased with women working in the farms, it has left them with little time to cater to the nutritional needs of their families and themselves, resulting in malnutrition.

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