Exploring the paradox: double burden of malnutrition in rural South Africa

by Elizabeth W. Kimani-Murage
Glob Health Action 2013, 6: 19249

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3556706/pdf/GHA-6-19249.pdfImage 001

The combination of early stunting and adolescent obesity raises critical concerns in the wake of the rising public health importance of metabolic diseases in LMICs. This is because, both paediatric obesity and adult short stature are risk factors for metabolic syndrome and metabolic diseases in adulthood. Clearly, policies and interventions to address malnutrition in this and other transitional societies need to be double-pronged and gender-sensitive.

 

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