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  • Does multiple micronutrient fortification improve health?Background Vitamins and minerals are important for growth and body functioning. Micronutrient deficiencies are common in many populations, and food fortification is one of the interventions to reduce the burden of micronutrient deficiencies and improve health in the general population. Food...
    January 7 2020
  • Cochrane Public HealthReview Prioritisation Process1. PurposeTo determine the priorities of Cochrane Public Health (CPH) in order to:direct potential resource expenditure (including editorial support time) to existing incomplete reviews, updates and planned reviews;decide whether inactive incomplete reviews should be retained; anddevelop new...
    November 27 2019
  • Full review here Photo by Mgg Vitchakorn on UnsplashKey messages Fortification of rice with iron alone or in combination with other micronutrients may make little or no difference in the risk of having anaemia but probably reduces the risk of iron deficiency and increases mean haemoglobin concentrations in population aged two years or above....
    October 28 2019
  • Altering the availability or proximity of food, alcohol, and tobacco products to change their selection and consumptionRead the full (open access) review here Blogshot hereRead a summary by the lead author, Gareth Hollands, here Pic credit: Kevin Grieve, Unsplash ABSTRACT Background Overconsumption of food, alcohol, and tobacco products increases...
    August 28 2019
  • Interventions for preventing obesity in children - an updated Cochrane review Background More children are becoming overweight and obese worldwide. Being overweight as a child can cause health problems, and children may be affected psychologically and in their social life. Overweight children are likely also to be overweight as adults and continue...
    July 24 2019
  • The effects of fortification of wheat and maize flour with folic acid on population health outcomes Background Folate is an essential vitamin that is needed to make and repair DNA and for cell division. Folate has two main forms: folate, the natural form found in foods, and folic acid, the form that is used in supplements and fortified foods....
    July 2 2019
  • Photo by Milo Miloezger on UnsplashWhat are the effects of nutritional interventions to increase nutritional status in children living in urban slums in low‐ and middle‐income countries?UN‐Habitat estimates that there are at least one billion people living in urban slums, that is, places in cities without adequate access to health care, clean...
    June 18 2019
  • Consumption of sugary drinks is considered to be a key driver behind the global obesity epidemic, and is linked with tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. Many public health bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO) have called upon governments, the food and drink industry, educational institutions, places of work and civil society...
    June 16 2019
  • Read the full review here Why was the review conducted?lobally, outdoor air pollution is a serious public health problem. In 2016, approximately 4 million deaths were attributable to air pollution, mostly from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Air pollution has also been linked to other health problems, like asthma. It is of much...
    May 20 2019
  • What are the main results of the review? The review authors found 10 relevant studies (involving 4455 participants) from China, India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand, and Mexico. Three studies provided one study group with staple foods fortified with vitamin A alone, and another group with the same unfortified staple foods. Five studies...
    May 13 2019

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