nslecture27notespartII - Lecture 27:Part II Marasmus total...

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Lecture 27:Part II Marasmus – total malnutrition of protein Major Cause of Malnutrition 1. Not lack of food in world 2. poor distribution of food 1. war 1. use of food as a political weapon (malnourished people too weak to cause problems/rebel) 2. competition in the world market 1. food for export instead of for distribution within country hurts developing countries 1. cant afford buying food from others 2. produce food for exports at the expense of feeding their own Infant formulas and malnutrition -first came on market: thought to help liberate women -to work for income -same time you can't use both bottle and breast so it suppresses breast feeding Benefits of breast feeding: 1. Breast milk contains: 1. sanitary nutrition (needed in poor countries esp when malnutrition leads to increased infection / poor countries – sanitary conditions a lot worse) 2. growth promotors 1. stimulates lactobacilli (good bacteria in intestines of child) – not in cows milk! 1.
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