Lancet series on maternal and child undernutrition

Maternal and child undernutrition was the subject of a Series of papers in The Lancet in 2008. Five years after the initial series, the Lancet re-evaluates the problems of maternal and child undernutrition and also examines the growing problems of overweight and obesity for women and children, and their consequences in low-income and middle-income countries.

Many of these countries are said to have the double burden of malnutrition: continued stunting of growth and deficiencies of essential nutrients along with the emerging issue of obesity. The series also assesses national progress in nutrition programmes and international efforts toward previous recommendations.

A report summarising the findings of all the papers is available open access here.

You can access the individual papers (journal subscription needed) here


11 Jun 2013