Dietary vitamin-A deficiency: effects on growth, infection, and mortality

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Vitamin A (VA) deficient children are more likely to have co-morbidity and to be stunted in growth, and they have a higher risk of mortality. The relation between dietary imbalance and VA deficiency starts at a young age. Early cessation of breast-feeding, poor quality of the weaning diet, and infrequent consumption of VA-rich foods appear to underlie mild xerophthalmia. These dietary imbalances often coexist with food access. We must know how to alter detrimental food habits before dietary interventions can be formulated. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFood & Nutrition Bulletin
Pages119-131
Number of pages13
Volume13
Edition2
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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West, K. (1991). Dietary vitamin-A deficiency: effects on growth, infection, and mortality. In Food & Nutrition Bulletin (2 ed., Vol. 13, pp. 119-131)

Dietary vitamin-A deficiency : effects on growth, infection, and mortality. / West, Keith.

Food & Nutrition Bulletin. Vol. 13 2. ed. 1991. p. 119-131.

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West, K 1991, Dietary vitamin-A deficiency: effects on growth, infection, and mortality. in Food & Nutrition Bulletin. 2 edn, vol. 13, pp. 119-131.
West K. Dietary vitamin-A deficiency: effects on growth, infection, and mortality. In Food & Nutrition Bulletin. 2 ed. Vol. 13. 1991. p. 119-131
West, Keith. / Dietary vitamin-A deficiency : effects on growth, infection, and mortality. Food & Nutrition Bulletin. Vol. 13 2. ed. 1991. pp. 119-131
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