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  • 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
  • Iodine fortification of foods and condiments, other than salt, for preventing iodine deficiency disordersPublished: 12 February 2019Authors: Santos JR, Christoforou A, Trieu K, McKenzie BL, Downs S, Billot L, Webster J, Li MThe aim of this study was to examine the effect of adding iodine to foods, beverages, condiments, or seasonings,...
    February 12 2019
  • Implementation strategies are meant to improve the adoption and integration of evidence-based health interventions into routine policies and practices within specific settings.  This review examined whether using these strategies improved the implementation of policies and practices in the workplace promoting:·     ...
    December 10 2018
  • Health risk behaviours, such as smoking and drug use, can group together during the teenage years, and engagement in these multiple risk behaviours can lead to health problems such as injury and substance abuse during childhood and adolescence, as well as non-communicable diseases later in life. The review team carried out thorough searches of...
    October 5 2018
  • Eating too many calories contributes to people becoming overweight and increases the risks of heart disease, diabetes and many cancers, which are among the leading causes of poor health and premature death. Several studies have looked at whether putting nutritional labels on food and non-alcoholic drinks might have an impact on their purchasing or...
    February 27 2018
  • Improving the implementation of school-based policies and practices to improve student healthThe review sought to assess how effective strategies were in supporting the implementation of school-based policies and practices to address student diet, physical activity, excessive weight gain, tobacco or alcohol use.27 trials included, 18 of which were...
    November 30 2017

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