What we ate then and what we eat now : a grandmother’s tale

Seshadri, Shreelata Rao and Parab, Suraj and Bhor, Nilanjan and N., Latha (2016) What we ate then and what we eat now : a grandmother’s tale. Working Paper. Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.

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Abstract

Malnutrition levels in India remain a major public health challenge. According to the fourth round of the District Level Household Survey (DLHS-4, 2012-13), almost 30 percent of all children under the age of 5 are underweight in most states. This is a serious cause for concern for several reasons: low weight-for-age has been associated with a range of disadvantages, including a higher risk of dying due to several disease conditions among young children; changes in the autonomic nervous system; higher risk of hypertension and insulinresistance in adulthood; adverse impacts on brain development, cognitive ability and school achievement; and behavioural problems such as anxiety and hostility later in life.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: Technology > Medicine & health
Technology > Medicine & health > Promotion of health
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2018 11:28
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2019 10:11
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/282
Publisher URL: http://azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/SitePages/pdf/A...

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