Malnutrition: longterm consequences and nutritional recovery effects

Ana Lydia Sawaya About the author

POVERTY and malnutrition are still very high in slums. This condition is associated with poor sanitation and stunting. Studies in adolescents with stunting showed, high susceptibility to gain central fat, lower fat oxidation, lower energy expenditure, higher blood pressure and impaired insulin production, all factors linked with cronic diseases later in life. Adequate nutritional recovery in nutritional rehabilitation centres can revert the alterations in body composition.

Malnutrition; Poverty; Obesity; Diabetes; Hypertension; Nutritional recovery


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