oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Malnutrition in the developing world : the triple burden

Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



The prevalence of malnutrition and stunting, among children in particular, is a reasonably accurate reflection of the prevailing socioeconomic status in a given environment. Malnutrition is also known to adversely impact on body function, disease predisposition, morbidity and mortality, and health care costs. It is therefore not surprising that nutritional status is one of the key Millennium Development Goals.

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