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Nutrients 2014, 6(12), 6076-6094; doi:10.3390/nu6126076

Selected Nutrients and Their Implications for Health and Disease across the Lifespan: A Roadmap

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DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., Wurmisweg 576, 4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland
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University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands
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Department of Geriatric Medicine, Medical Center Leeuwarden, Henri Dunantweg 2, 8934 AD Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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Nestlé Research Centre, Vers-chez-les Blanc, 1000 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Medical Department, Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Department of Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), University of Maastricht, Universiteitssingel 40, 6229 ER Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Lindwurmstr. 4, 80337 Munich, Germany
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Sight and Life, Wurmisweg 576, 4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland
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Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St #5041, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
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Micronutrient Initiative, 180 Elgin Street, Suite 1000, K2P 2K3 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Dk-8000, Denmark
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Winterthur Institute of Health Economics, Gertrudstrasse 15, 8401 Winterthur, Switzerland
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University of Bochum, Georgstraße 11, 32545 Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
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University of Bonn, Endenicher Allee 11-13, 53115 Bonn, Germany
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University Hohenheim, Schloß Hohenheim 1, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 8 October 2014 / Revised: 15 November 2014 / Accepted: 10 December 2014 / Published: 22 December 2014
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Abstract

Worldwide approximately two billion people have a diet insufficient in micronutrients. Even in the developed world, an increasing number of people consume nutrient-poor food on a regular basis. Recent surveys in Western countries consistently indicate inadequate intake of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, compared to recommendations. The International Osteoporosis Foundation’s (IOF) latest figures show that globally about 88% of the population does not have an optimal vitamin D status. The Lancet’s “Global Burden of Disease Study 2010” demonstrates a continued growth in life expectancy for populations around the world; however, the last decade of life is often disabled by the burden of partly preventable health issues. Compelling evidence suggests that improving nutrition protects health, prevents disability, boosts economic productivity and saves lives. Investments to improve nutrition make a positive contribution to long-term national and global health, economic productivity and stability, and societal resilience. View Full-Text
Keywords: healthy ageing; global health; nutrition economics; undernutrition healthy ageing; global health; nutrition economics; undernutrition
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Péter, S.; Eggersdorfer, M.; van Asselt, D.; Buskens, E.; Detzel, P.; Freijer, K.; Koletzko, B.; Kraemer, K.; Kuipers, F.; Neufeld, L.; Obeid, R.; Wieser, S.; Zittermann, A.; Weber, P. Selected Nutrients and Their Implications for Health and Disease across the Lifespan: A Roadmap. Nutrients 2014, 6, 6076-6094.

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