Unformatted text preview: China has set a great example for other nations by adding iodine to their salt in 1994, which has greatly improved their past problems with goiter disease. However, China is still facing diseases such as rickets due to vitamin D deficiency and anemia due to Iron and Folate deficiency. Folate deficiency is a major concern, contributing to China having the highest rate of neural tube defects in the world. I found the fact that China is experiencing about an equal number of underweight health issues and overweight health issues in their society the most interesting part of exploring nutrition patterns of this nation. http://jn.nutrition.org/cgi/content/full/129/5/994 http://www.dsm.com/en_US/html/dcn/nutrition_improvement.htm...
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- Spring '08
- Nutrition, Folate deficiency, lower LDL cholesterol, lower total cholesterol, underweight health issues