micronutrient

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micronutrient

[¦mī·krō′nü·trē·ənt]
(biochemistry)
An element required by animals or plants in small amounts.
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It is an international research program that seeks to reduce micronutrient malnutrition by breeding nutrient dense staple food crops.
Micronutrient malnutrition has affected more than 3 billion people due to utilizing cereal based diet poor in vitamins and minerals.
I feel fortunate to have a "dream job" where I see patients as a pediatric hospitalist at Children's Hospital of Atlanta, direct a newly formed global health track for Emory pediatrics residents, teach a graduate course in global micronutrient malnutrition at Emory, and conduct international micronutrient research at the CDC.
Neither agricultural growth nor nonagricultural growth is sufficient to improve child nutrition and reduce micronutrient malnutrition as a whole.
This application of the model is part of a multisystem approach aimed at disrupting the devastating effects of micronutrient malnutrition in target populations and developing countries," he says.
The government should also study how to make policymakers more aware of the profound negative consequences of micronutrient malnutrition.
He said the topic was relevant because the National Nutrition Survey indicates that stunting, wasting and micronutrient malnutrition are endemic in Pakistan.
One innovative approach the UK supports, HarvestPlus, aims to reduce micronutrient malnutrition in Africa and Asia by developing cost effective biofortified food.
She said, Under-nutrition, including micronutrient malnutrition, is one of the main causes of impaired physical and mental development among infants and children.
Dietary deficiency of vitamins and minerals, which are needed in small amounts for various physiological functions, is known as micronutrient malnutrition [1].
Consumers are urged to look for products with Sangkap Pinoy Seal (SPS) whenever they buy food, especially for mothers and children who are the most at-risk groups to micronutrient malnutrition.