Tag: Micronutrient

Bio-fortification – a tool to fray micronutrient deficiencies

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article image Micronutrient deficiencies are also known as "hidden hunger" because these are not clinically obvious, so people suffer from them without being aware. The world’s most serious health risk factors which substantially contribute towards the worldwide increase in diseases are iron, zinc, vitamin A and iodine deficiencies. More than 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient deficiencies in the developing countries. According to the World Health Organization, these cause…Read More

Hidden hunger: Micronutrient malnutrition

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article image About two billion people, mostly in developing countries and suffering from micronutrient malnutrition, also known as "hidden hunger" are malnourished. This is caused by using low protein and low mineral diet which is deficient of critical micronutrients such as vitamin A, zinc and iron. Hidden hunger may cause severe mental and physical disorders such as lower IQ, blindness, anemia, retardation in physiological development and other health problems, especially women and…Read More