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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Walker, Susan P.
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Tropical Medicine Research Institute
Title, Analytic
Nutrition issues for women in developing countries
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Fitzpatrick, D.W.; Anderson, J.E.; L'Abbe, M.L.
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Proceedings of the 16th international congress of nutrition
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Ottawa, Canada
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Canadian Federation of Biological Societies
Date of Publication
1998
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170-72
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Abstract
Discusses the many nutritional problems faced by women in developing countries and groups these in three main areas: childhood undernutrition leading to short stature; frequent reproductive cycles contributing to deterioration of material nutritional status including anaemia; heavy work loads and expenditure which, together with marginal dietary intakes, mean that many poor women in the Third World are chronically energy deficient. The consequences of these nutritional problems can include increased risk of maternal mortality, reduced work capacity and increased morbidity due to reduced resistance to infections. Inadequate nutrition amongst women in developing countries wil, therefore, often lead to impairments in the women's health and affect their ability to fulfill their social and occupational roles.....
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