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Malnutrition - ... A poor dietary intake and infectious disease coexist and interact in these communities where VAD is widespread (WHO, 2009). The importance of vitamin A in human nutrition Vitamin A is an essential micronutrient which plays a important role in physiological functions of human body required for maintaining of eye health and vision, growth, reproduction, haematopoiesis, immune function (Villamor & Fawzi, 2005). It has long been known that VAD is the main cause of preventable severe visual impairment and blindness among children (Arlappa, et al., 2008)....   [tags: Social Issues, Poverty, Vitamin Deficiency] 1804 words
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Malnutrition - ... Nutritional anemia is effectively treated with vitamin or iron replacement. Iron deficiency anemia often is caused by gastrointestinal bleeding and requires further investigation in most patients. Anemia of chronic inflammation or chronic kidney disease may respond to treatment of the underlying disease and selective use of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. The treatment of unexplained anemia is difficult, and there is little evidence that treatment decreases morbidity and mortality, or improves quality of life....   [tags: Health, Nutrition Related Diseases] 1447 words
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Golden Rice: The Fortified, Modified and Vilified Option for Third World Malnutrition - ... Since it was never intended for industry use, that it to say, golden rice is not meant to be grown in third world countries then shipped abroad, it directly benefits the farmers that grow it. In terms of cost, golden rice is cheap and sustainable. The cost effectiveness of it will be especially felt by subsistence farmers who already cannot afford a diversified diet and must either rely of Food Aid or do without. It fits into the traditional practices of subsistence farmers; they do not need any additional inputs such as caustic fertilizers or nor will they have to rebuy the seeds year after year....   [tags: Malnutrition Nutrition food]
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The Elderly and Malnutrition - The Elderly and Malnutrition         At any age, nutrition is vital to maintaining health and enhancing quality of life.  However, achieving good nutrition can be especially difficult for the elderly, the fastest growing portion of America's population.  Many factors, including physiological changes, changes in nutritional needs, illness and physical limitations, food-medication interactions, depression and loneliness, and food insecurity are common causes of malnutrition in the elderly.  This paper will explore factors affecting elderly nutrition, provide suggestions for obtaining and maintaining good nutrition after age 65, and describe the services available to help the elderly meet their nutritional needs.           A number of factors influence the nutritional status of the elderly.  First, several physiological changes impact elderly nutritional requirements.  Changes in taste and smell may decrease an individual's appetite or desire for food.  Gastro-intestinal motility decreases with age and may lead to constipation, decreased nutrient absorption, and a decrease in fat and protein absorption.  Metabolism also slows with age; this results in a decrease of lean body mass and an increase in body fat (8).  Lastly, bone mass decreases, leaving the elderly vulnerable to bone fractures from falls and osteoporosis....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet]
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Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool - ... BMI cannot differentiate between body fat and muscle mass. This often results in misleading information with regard to the amount of fat in the individual, as muscle is denser than fat. (British Heart Foundation 2009). Meaning there is a potential risk of overestimating BMI in individuals with a high muscle mass, such as athletes. The reliability of the BMI depends on the individual’s abilities to accurately measure, calculate and record the BMI. The tools used to measure the patients height and weight should also be checked to ensure they read accurately, for example calibrating the scales....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2042 words
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Malnutrition of African Students - Malnutrition of African Students In this paper, I shall discuss the effects of malnutrition of children in Africa and the effect it has on their school performance. I will also examine what has been done to improve the problem of starvation and the long road ahead to solve this issue. I believe this problem is very serious and should not be over looked by other countries. So many children wake up hungry and go to bed famished in Africa. Their days are hard to get through and the idea of going to school and having to concentrate is almost an impossible task....   [tags: Poverty Starvation Africa Essays]
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Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition - Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition Every morning when I wake up the first thought in my mind is usually: FOOD. I often lie in bed for a few extra minutes, planning out what I am going to eat for breakfast. Seldom as I go through this routine do I stop to think about those who are less fortunate than me. I often take for granted that everyone wakes up and eats breakfast. But this is far from true, not everyone shares the luxuries that we have in the United States. Some people wake up and wonder if they will eat at all that day, let alone eat breakfast....   [tags: Nutrition Pyramid Health] 1151 words
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Increasing Rates of Child Malnutrition in India - INTRODUCTION Malnutrition is a critical issue that affects children worldwide. Given that, the social determinants of health are defined as "the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system"(World Health Organization, 2009). These conditions are 'shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels"( World Health Organization, 2009). More generally, when dealing with the issue of child malnutrition, there are many leading factors that contribute to the issue....   [tags: world hunger] 2884 words
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Adiponectin: a Novel Indicator of Malnutrition and Inflammation in Hemodialysis Patients. - ... According to the sum of points assigned to each item (from 0-5 points for each item), patients were categorized as well-nourished (n=23, SGA score<10) or malnourished (n=57, SGA score >=10). The MIS questionnaire that is more quantitative and complete than SGA has four sections (nutritional history, physical examination, BMI, and laboratory values) and 10 components. The first three sections are similar to the original SGA items but the fourth MIS section includes two laboratory markers: serum albumin and transferrin....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Nourishing a Child - ... The understanding of a child’s development is based on many sources of knowledge such as theoretical models, empirical research, program evaluation and professional experience (Shankoff & Phillips, 2000). Years of models, research and experience have shown the devastating and often deadly effects of denying nourishment to the developing child. The effects can vary drastically depending on what the body is deprived. Protein Energy malnutrition is the most severe form of malnourishment and results in the most fatalities....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Implications of Protein Deficiency - Implications of Protein Deficiency When a person has deficiency of protein in their diet, they can become victims of protein energy malnutrition. The malnutrition of protein has many health effects. There are two types of protein energy malnutrition, the first type is acute protein energy malnutrition, children who are recently deprived of food, the effect of it is characterised in children by thinness for their height. The second type is chronic protein energy malnutrition, this occurs in children due to long term deprivation of food and as a result the child’s height is affected....   [tags: Papers] 429 words
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Scurvy - Scurvy Scurvy is a kind of malnutrition, however; firstly you should know a little about ==================================================================== malnutrition before you read about scurvy. ========================================== Malnutrition is a dietary condition caused by a deficiency or excess of one or more essential nutrients in the diet. Malnutrition is characterised by a wide array of health problems, including extreme weight loss, stunted growth, weakened resistance to infection, and impairment of intellect....   [tags: Papers] 997 words
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Systems Built to Solve: Global Priorities - ... Many organizations exist to help solve the worldwide malnutrition epidemic. Howard Schiffer is the founder of an organization called Vitamin Angels. Vitamin Angels is an organization that raises money and donates vitamins to many impoverished children under 5. Schiffer discusses the enlightening fact that, “with 2 capsules of high dose vitamin A (200,000 IU – not sold in the US), we can prevent children from going blind and save lives”. Vitamin Angels is an inspiring organization with more support to help solve malnutrition, Vitamin Angels could potentially solve the crisis....   [tags: Government]
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The Lack of Nutrition In Africa - ... According to world hunger and poverty facts and statistics (WHPFS), there are approximately 276 million individuals who are affected by these nutritional problems within Africa (WHPFS, 2011). However, no one really knows how many individuals are actually malnourished on account of many countries are under developed. Nonetheless, the numbers have increased over the years. The number has increased due to the increase of food prices which has been devastating to those individuals and families that only have a few dollars to spend a day, and the worldwide economic crisis (WHPFS, 2011)....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Fragile Being - ... Contaminated water and poor hygiene and sanitation also account for significant mortality and burden of dis¬ease by causing diarrhea, pneumonia and other infectious diseases that indirectly cause malnutrition [5]. In fact, indirect causes of malnutrition have been found to cause more death and disability than the direct ones [5]. Infectious diseases perpetuate a vicious cycle of malnutrition, impaired host defenses and recurrent infections. A lack of availability and awareness of methods of contraception contribute to reduced birth spacing, thus further increasing the likelihood of maternal malnutrition [6]....   [tags: Developing Countries, Inadequate Access to Food] 1065 words
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Princes and Paupers - Princes and Paupers Year by year the world becomes more sharply divided by two. On the one hand, there are the advanced, industrial, developed, with mature economics. And then there are the rest--developing, less developed, underdeveloped, undeveloped, and pre-industrial. The exact description is unimportant; for the basic division is, of course, one between the rich and the poor. What does it mean to be poor. It has always been advantageous to be born on the right side of the tracks. But the accident of birth has never had quite the significance that it holds today, for every child born to parents in the developed countries, seven are born in the underdeveloped world....   [tags: Wealth Poor Rich Economy Essays] 1401 words
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The Persian Gulf War: A view through the themes of individual and society - The Persian Gulf War: A view through the themes of individual and society The Persian Gulf War began in 1990 when Iraqi forces invaded the border of Kuwait. The United States led a coalition of forces between other countries eventually ending the war in 1991.1 The Persian Gulf War made many people of different backgrounds suffer by starvation, malnutrition and disease. The Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, was the main cause for this suffering. Problems between Iraq and Kuwait started when Kuwait gained their independence and gained protection from British....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Gilad Schalit’s Treatment in an Israeli Prison and the Palestinian / Israeli Conflict - ... On an unrelated note, the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 provides that an occupying power should provide for the welfare of the occupied people. The imposed malnutrition continued in 2009, with 80% of Palestinians in Gaza depending only on food aid handouts, and Gaza’s agricultural sector pulverized by Israeli land, air, and sea bombardment. Only 78 trucks of cattle were allowed into Gaza from October 2008 to June 2009, supposedly to cover nine months for 1.5 million people. On another unrelated note, The Total US Aid to Israel from 1949-1996 is $62.5 Billion, equal to the aggregate US Aid to the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America for the same period....   [tags: Human Rights / War]
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Nutritional Evils - ... US’ bond with Israel would not have strengthened in 1967, had US not believed that control over the energy resources of the Gulf in the postwar world is its right as a world superpower. Obama’s stance in promising to veto the Palestinian bid for statehood is consistent with the trend of United States’ foreign policy for most of the last century. It is also consistent with the fact that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee is one of the most powerful lobbying groups in the United States....   [tags: Palestinians]
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Public Health and Nutrition Objectives - ... Fatty liver, Wilson disease, haemochromatosis. Primitive liver cancer. Prevention and feeding. VII. Pancreas: Cystic fibrosis disease, pancreatitis, cancer. Prevention and diet therapy. VIII. Bile duct: Formation of bile, enterohepatic circulation and its changes. Cholelithiasis. Cholecystitis. Cystic disease. IX. Protein metabolism: Synthesis of amino acids and proteins. Failures in metabolism. Failure by binding to specific receptors bad for membrane. Protein catabolism, catabolism defective amyloidosis....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet] 528 words
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Global Imbalance in Food Supply - Global Imbalance in Food Supply Right now, developing countries are starving to death and the developed countries are worried about which type of cheese they should buy. This is called an imbalance in food supply. There's too much food in the developed countries, and not enough in the developing countries. Three quarters of the world's population is inadequately fed and the majority of these live in the developing countries. Massive surpluses exist in Europe and the US. Malnutrition and undernutrition is generally caused by poverty....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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Hungry Children - Hungry Children Some of the most preventable diseases known to humans is hate and gender differences along with emotional distress which continues to breed hunger and infect humankind. There will be a time when we will have to have a respect for all humans and provide equal access to food and the resources by which to be able to obtain nourishment or hunger will continue to be a problem. Like history dictates, it usually will require a disaster before we consider a transformation, which is a concept that each person is going to have to realize to end hunger....   [tags: Papers] 496 words
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Plasma Amino Acid Levels are Associated With Disease Characteristics in Chronic Pancreatitis - ... Results Characteristics of study subjects The demographic characteristics of study population are given in table 1. Of the175 patients, there were 84 alcoholic- (all males); and 91 tropical chronic pancreatitis patients (35 males and 56 females). The mean age of chronic pancreatitis patients was comparable with the controls; however, mean age of tropical chronic patients was significantly lower than ACP. The mean body mass index (BMI) was comparable in all three groups. ACP and TCP patients had significantly lower serum albumin levels as compared to controls....   [tags: Medical Science]
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Contemporary Global Issue 3: Food Security in Congo - ... Nationally, retarded growth and underweight prevalence rates go beyond 40 percent and 30 percent, respectively, according to DRC’s 2007 Demographic and Health Survey (EDS). A separate UNICEF survey, partly financed by WFP, is being finalized and will shed greater light on the degree of malnutrition in the country. One thing is clear: malnutrition thwarts the physical and cognitive growth of children below five years of age – and therefore casts a shadow on the country’s next generation. According to WFP (World Food Programme), people continue to live in crisis conditions in many parts of the country....   [tags: Economics]
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How Diet Impacts Childhood Development - ... This group is kind of tricky because if you cook most vegetables it actually loses the nutrients and vitamins they provide so it’s better to steam vegetable if you going to cook them. You should get three-five servings of vegetables a day. The next group on the pyramid is the Fruits. This group is just a little smaller servings than the vegetables at two- four servings a day. The milk, yogurt, and cheese group along with the meat, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nuts groups are both in the same serving amount at two-three servings a day....   [tags: Child Development ]
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World Hunger - World Hunger The persistence of hunger in a world of plenty is immoral. In a world of 5 billion people, more than 1 billion are desperately poor and face food insecurity. 800 million are chronically malnourished. Every day, 35,000 children under age five (14 million a year) die of malnutrition and related preventable diseases. Millions more become blind, retarded or suffer other disabilities that impair functioning for lack of vitamins and minerals (micro-nutrients), robbing the human community of valuable gifts and talents....   [tags: Papers] 496 words
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Right to Food - ... In 2002, UN Special Rapporteur (peoples working on behalf of United Nations to study, observe and suggest solutions to human rights problems) defined the right to food in its A/HRC/7/5 as the rights given to human to have normal, permanent and unlimited access to qualitatively and quantitatively ample and sufficient food equivalent to the cultural societies of the people to which the he belongs, and which ensures the dignified life free of fear. In 1966, the ICESCR reiterates the UDHR with regards to the right to have sufficient standard of living, including food, clothing, housing, and specially recognize the fundamental right to be free from hunger....   [tags: Human Rights] 549 words
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The Global Economy - The Global Economy The global economy and global environment are bound up with one another. Environmental change is a consequence of economic development. Environmental change and its consequent health impacts are driven by economic growth, population growth and urbanization. It has been shown that it is possible to manage economic growth in ways that preserve environmental quality and enhance human health. Achieving the benefits of economic development while minimizing its harmful impacts will require an increased awareness of links between environment and health to improve public health....   [tags: Papers] 823 words
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Nursing Care Plan - Nursing Care Plan CLIENT CLINICAL PICTURE Mr. GB is a 78 year old white male admitted to Bay Pines VAMC on 6/18/96. for " atypical chest pain and hemoptysis". V/S BP 114/51, P 84, R 24, T 97.4. He seems alert and oriented x 3 and cheerful. Bowel sounds present x 4. Pt. has a red area on his coccyx. Silvadene treatments have been started. Pt. Has a fungal lung infection with a pleural suction drainage tube inserted in his chest . Pt is extremely thin with poor skin turgor with a diagnosis of cachexia ( wasting) secondary to malnutrition and infection....   [tags: Papers] 10498 words
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Somalia's Growing Disease Crisis - ... With prices of emaciated livestock plummeting due to the shortage of water and grazing, the prices of locally produced and imported foods significantly increase. (Dr. Ahmed Yusuf Farah). Food prices throughout Somalia were already considered high before the drought, mostly due to the state of civil unrest, which greatly inhibits trade among traders. Due to the lack of government, and war between rival over territories, merchants are only able to obtain or sell a limited number of such imported and domestic items as tea and coffee, kerosene, sugar, cotton goods, spices, cereals, skins, hides, and ghee....   [tags: Disease ]
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An Empty Cornucopia - ... In addition, fifty-eight percent of mothers feed their infants water before they reach six months of age, a risky tradition due to dangerous water conditions. Both can lead to higher levels of hunger in children. From childhood, families neglect girls. Abhijit Banerjee and Ariel Zucke explain that girls have a “nutritional advantage when they are born” but soon fall behind boys (Philipose). As a result of the inability to raise children properly, the pattern of hunger and malnutrition in India continues to carry on....   [tags: Poverty ]
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Our Sugar Intake Must be Reduced - Our Sugar Intake Must be Reduced.        Everyone that has grown up in this culture has memories of eating sweets as a child. They seem so harmless and yet they are dangerous. They can cause many health problems when taken in excess. It really is time that parents start to limit their child's sugar intake. The consequences are unbearable.   There are many problems that result from the intake of too many sugar products. First, they can cause malnutrition. Secondly, too much sugar can cause obesity....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Golden Rice - 'Golden Rice': Who Would Have Thought Something So Dry Could Raise So Much Controversy. Heated debate over the bioengineering of a type of rice that has come to be called 'golden rice' has been taking place in the past five years. Exploration of the possibilities that would follow the mapping of the rice genome began in response to the huge populations in developing countries that experience vitamin deficiencies; namely, vitamin A. When biotech company, Syngenta, announced that they had mapped the rice genome, a series of activist groups spoke out against a project that was, many argued, politically and financially motivated....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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The Future of Africa: Third World Countries Falling Further Behind - The Future of Africa: Third World Countries Falling Further Behind Rory J. OConnor's article uses Africa as an example to show how third world countries react to the developing technology of this time. Africa, once called, the dark continent because of its inaccessibility to physical explorations by Westerners is still inaccessible today, both by residents and outsiders via the virtual world. (270) All the advances in technology and more to come in the future will continue to separate countries, like Africa, if they are not currently at the same level of advances....   [tags: Geography] 860 words
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Sanctions Against Iraq: Is There an End? - Sanctions Against Iraq: Is There an End. It started on August 2nd, 1990. Saddam Hussein, the president of Iraq, made the worst mistake against his country and his people. After some disagreements over oil contracts, he gave the order for his regime’s army to invade his little, tiny southern neighbor, Kuwait. The invasion didn’t take more than 24 hours, but it opened the gate for long lasting suffering for the innocent civilian Iraqi people. After the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait, the U.N. (United Nations) immediately demanded that Saddam Hussein give the order for his troops to retreat from Kuwait, and assigned economic sanctions against Iraq until the U.N....   [tags: Government Politics Iraq Essays]
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Slavery in the Caribbean - Slavery in the Caribbean The beginning of slavery in the Caribbean can be traced back to the emergence of piracy in the 16th and 17th centuries. This eventually led to the promotion of slave trading and sugar plantations. While enslaved on the sugar plantations, slaves were treated very poorly. Plantation owners treated their slaves so poorly that most were undernourished and diseased. Slaves were even forced to work on their "spare" time to provide for their own needs. Needless to say, slaves encountered cruel punishment that we can’t even comprehend....   [tags: Caribbean History] 1102 words
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Anorexia Nervosa - Anorexia nervosa is a life threatening eating disorder defined by a refusal to maintain fifteen percent of a normal body weight through self-starvation (NAMI 1). Ninety-five percent of anorexics are women between the ages of twelve and eighteen, however, “…in the past twenty years, this disorder has become a growing threat to high school and college students”(Maloney and Kranz 60). Anorexia produces a multitude of symptoms, and if not treated, anorexia can lead to permanent physical damage or death....   [tags: essays research papers] 1563 words
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Ethiopia - Ethiopia      It stands as one of the oldest nations of the world, dating back to 1000 BC when the Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon. Ethiopia was a nation with promise, a nation with riches and the greatest Ivory market as far as the eye can see. So one would assume that Ethiopia is the place to live. Well if you have been to Ethiopia you would see this is not the case. Ethiopia is a povershed country where people are fighting to live everyday. There economy is nearly in ruins and there main export, is almost stolen from them....   [tags: Economy Geography Ethiopia Essays] 1936 words
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Childhood Poverty - Childhood Poverty We as Americans are extremely lucky. We live in a big country with many resources and almost all the luxuries we ever wanted. On the flip side, in America there are also many people who do not have these privileges. The lower class is a struggling class. For many years, people have been trying to pull themselves up from the lower class and the majority does not succeed. Childhood poverty is a large problem in the U.S. It is said that the poorest people in the United States are the children of the lower class....   [tags: Papers Socioeconomic Society Poor Essays] 1580 words
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The Effect of Food on Humans - The Effect of Food on Humans 'You are what you eat.'[1] The food we consume determines our physical and psychological health. The muscles in the body, and the blood flowing through the veins, are all supplied by the food that we consume. These foods also have an effect on the way the brain functions, and an effect on the body's performance. People might say they are hungry and genuinely believe it when in fact they are feeling sad. This is due to the lack of neuro- chemicals in the brain which carry messages and control nerve impulses....   [tags: Papers] 1817 words
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Advantages and Problems of Genetically Modified Agricultural Crops - Advantages and Problems of Genetically Modified Agricultural Crops Genetically Modified food (GM) is most commonly used to refer to crop plants created for human or animal consumption, using the latest molecular biology techniques. These plants have been modified in the laboratory to enhance desired traits such as increased resistance to herbicides or improved nutritional content. Genetic engineering can create plants with the extract desired trait, both accurately and rapidly....   [tags: Papers] 676 words
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Reasons for the World's Food Surpluses and Shortages - Reasons for the World's Food Surpluses and Shortages In the world today, the three richest people in the world have more money than the 600,000 poorest. It is clear that the main reason for there being food surpluses in some countries and shortages in others, is the widening gap between the rich and the poor. In many LEDCs, such as Ethiopia and Mali in Africa and India in Asia, people are suffering from malnutrition and famine. Whereas in MEDCs, especially in North America and Europe, people are suffering from obesity and food surpluses....   [tags: Papers] 898 words
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Causes and Effects of Homelessness - Homelessness is a problem virtually every society suffers from. There are many things that cause people to become homeless, such as unemployment, relationship problems, and being evicted from ones domicile either by a landlord, friend or even a family member. However, with every cause there must be an effect. Some of the effects of one becoming homeless, besides the obvious change of lifestyle, are various health problems which often times may lead to death. Many people find themselves in a predicament when they are living with a partner and the two decide to go their separate ways....   [tags: homeless poverty] 813 words
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Comparing the Rich versus the Poor - Rich v. Poor Take a moment and picture a child half naked in the streets. His body has been harshly neglected. Little to no calf muscles exist. His ribs are plainly countable. One, two, three up his left side. You can do the same to his right. Malnutrition only vaguely begins to describe his condition. The worst of anorexia doesn’t even compare to this child’s inhumane state. As for shelter, he lives in a dilapidated hut. Food is a luxury, as the child may be fed only three or four times a week....   [tags: Poverty]
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The Epidemiological Aspects of Aboriginal Health - ... Diet and nutrition plays a major role in the state of health of the Aboriginal people. Before the influence of settlers who arrived in Australia, Aboriginal people were used to their hunter-gatherer lifestyles that incorporated the consumption of wild meats and fallow plants. These customary foods were rich in nutrients, protein and carbohydrates, while also having limited supplies of sugars and fat. As a result, the Aboriginal people were healthy and did not face diet-related ailments. With the introduction of Westernized foods, which contain higher levels of sugars and fat, while being low on essential nutrients, the Aboriginal people have become more vulnerable to diet disorders such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease....   [tags: Aborigines]
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Food Conservation - ... More than 90% of these people are suffering from malnutrition and micro nutrient deficiency. Inspite of such devastating food shortage in some areas of Africa more than a quarter of its crops go to waste before they can be consumed. America America being the world’s richest nation is still subjected to starvation. In developing nations this condition is much more serious but the condition prevails in America as well although in a much milder form....   [tags: Conservation]
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CONSUMPTION ANALYSIS OF PROTEINOUS FOOD IN REMO DIVISION, - ... Moreover, while 50% of the critical protein requirement was recommended to come from animal sources [5], animal protein content of food supply in Nigeria has been very low and declining. It dropped from 11.5g/cap/day in 1980 to 7.9g /cap/day in 1990 and was as low as 7.5g /cap/day in 2002 [4]. A rather more threatening dimension to the food problem in Nigeria is the declining trend in socio-economic conditions among Nigerians [1]. For instance, while adequate income level is important in ensuring that people gain access to food, the incidence of poverty has been on the increase among Nigerians [6]....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Celiac Disease - ... The most prevalent carbohydrate that causes problems is lactose from dairy products. Lactose is normally broken down by lactase on the villi of the small intestines. With decreased villi the majority of lactose moves to the colon where bacteria break it down and produce gas in the process. The leads to the bloating and pain associated with celiac disease. The lactose not digested by bacteria promotes diarrhea. Signs and symptoms of malnutrition caused by celiac disease include the following: anemia due to lack of B12 absorption; osteoporosis from lack of vitamin D; easy bruising due to lack of vitamin K; peripheral neuropathy because of lack of B12 and thiamine; lack of fertility and amenorrhea; and muscle weakness from lack of potassium and magnesium....   [tags: Disease ]
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Genetically Modified Organisms in Our World - ... An example is the rice containing Vitamin A that is supplied in developing countries. Also, rice and maize have been genetically modified to be aluminum-tolerant, which benefit growers in tropical regions of the world (Lutz). Xerophyta viscose is a maize seed that is tolerant during times of drought and can survive in areas with low percentages of rainfall (Collins). Transgenic crops will be crucial to the fate of developing countries in years to come. Based on records of recent population growth, it is predicted that the world population will increase by 50% before 2050, and 93% of that growth will be in areas where there is widespread malnutrition (Gilani)....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Dysphagia - ... This increases the risk of choking and aspiration pneumonia. Through coughing the body tries to free from aspiration that helps to clear food and fluid from lungs. However, silent aspiration is very dangerous because food and fluid penetrate the airway and move deep into the lungs that cause major respiratory problems. Dysphagia also results to malnutrition and dehydration. This increases the risk for pressure ulcer (Nozarko, 2010). Assessment of the gathered data leads to a nursing diagnosis....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 854 words
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Slavery in the Caribbean - Slavery in the Caribbean Caribbean Slavery gave planters and elite in the Caribbean the right to abuse a human by requiring ridiculously long hours of work on the fields and not providing enough nutrition. The article by Kiple and Kiple reviews the state of malnutrition among the slaves and the findings are atrocious. Slaves were lacking basic nutrients such as calcium, fats, and various vitamins. Kiple and Kiple, regardless of these facts, state that according to 18 and 19th century standards, these diets were not poor....   [tags: Caribbean History Culture Essays] 870 words
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Women Slaves in Rum Distillation and Domestic Roles - Women Slaves in Rum Distillation and Domestic Roles Women slaves were also employed in rum distillation and domestic roles. Much like mill-feeding, women basically ran the rum distillation operations from cleaning machines to lifting and distilling. They were trusted more so than men to do this job because owners believed that women would be less likely to steal the rum and drink it themselves. However, a negative aspect of being employed in rum distillation is that owners would often substitute the alcohol for meat and other nutritious and essential dietary components, which could only lead to worse stages of malnutrition....   [tags: American History]
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Ireland Starves and Lives to Tell: The Effects of the Great Potato Famine - Ireland Starves and Lives to Tell: The Effects of the Great Potato Famine “It must be understood that we cannot feed the people” (Kinealy Calamity 75). The mid 1800s in Ireland were characterized by extreme poverty, death, and emigration. The Great Potato Famine, also known as “The Great Hunger,” first hit in 1845; however, its effects lasted into the 1850s and can still be seen today. Prior to the famine, Irish manufacture and trade was controlled and suppressed by British government, which made Ireland an extremely poor country....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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