Special Issue "Malnutrition and Public Health"

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A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Kristina Norman
Medizinische Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Infektiologie und Rheumatologie (einschl. Arbeitsbereich Ernährungsmedizin), Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin Campus Charité Mitte Charitéplatz 1, 10117, Berlin
E-Mail: kristina.norman@charite.de
Interests: disease related malnutrition / Cachexia; nutritional intervention; muscle function; body composition / bioelectrical impedance analysis and -vector analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Malnutrition is a one of the major health challenge world wide affecting approximately one in every five adults in developing countries. It accounts for about 50% of childhood mortality and takes particularly severe toll among preschool children. Chronic malnutrition during the first two years of life e.g., results in irreversible harm and is linked to higher rates of morbidity and mortality, impaired cognitive ability and school performance in children and decreased productivity and lifetime earnings for adults, thus contributing to the devastating cycle of starvation and poverty.

In developed countries, malnutrition is predominantly associated with disease. It affects morbidity and mortality in acute as well as chronic disease and quality of life is seriously impaired in malnourished patients. Despite current data showing that approximately 25% of hospital patients are malnourished to some extent, awareness of the problem remains low and nutritional status frequently worsens during hospital stay. In the elderly, the problem is augmented, as older patients do not have the same restorative capacity after weight loss as younger adults.

This special issue focuses on the various effects of malnutrition on people in developing as well as developed countries and its implications for economic and health care systems.

Dr. Kristina Norman
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • disease related/hospital malnutrition
  • micronutrient malnutrition/Hidden hunger
  • childhood malnutrition
  • impact on cognitive development
  • impact on quality of life
  • socioeconomic/financial implications
  • morbidity
  • mortality

Published Papers (17 papers)

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(10), 3506-3518; doi:10.3390/ijerph9103506
Received: 18 June 2012; in revised form: 27 August 2012 / Accepted: 7 September 2012 / Published: 5 October 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(5), 1791-1809; doi:10.3390/ijerph9051791
Received: 23 March 2012; in revised form: 19 April 2012 / Accepted: 30 April 2012 / Published: 9 May 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(3), 791-806; doi:10.3390/ijerph9030791
Received: 19 January 2012; in revised form: 23 February 2012 / Accepted: 28 February 2012 / Published: 6 March 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(2), 421-434; doi:10.3390/ijerph9020421
Received: 19 October 2011; in revised form: 7 January 2012 / Accepted: 11 January 2012 / Published: 30 January 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(1), 315-330; doi:10.3390/ijerph9010315
Received: 25 October 2011; in revised form: 20 December 2011 / Accepted: 16 January 2012 / Published: 19 January 2012
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(1), 33-43; doi:10.3390/ijerph9010033
Received: 1 November 2011; in revised form: 10 December 2011 / Accepted: 20 December 2011 / Published: 28 December 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(11), 4353-4366; doi:10.3390/ijerph8114353
Received: 25 October 2011; in revised form: 15 November 2011 / Accepted: 15 November 2011 / Published: 21 November 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 1817-1846; doi:10.3390/ijerph8061817
Received: 11 April 2011; in revised form: 12 May 2011 / Accepted: 19 May 2011 / Published: 26 May 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(4), 1174-1205; doi:10.3390/ijerph8041174
Received: 12 February 2011; in revised form: 7 April 2011 / Accepted: 11 April 2011 / Published: 18 April 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(2), 590-612; doi:10.3390/ijerph8020590
Received: 1 January 2011; in revised form: 26 January 2011 / Accepted: 10 February 2011 / Published: 23 February 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(2), 514-527; doi:10.3390/ijerph8020514
Received: 20 December 2010; in revised form: 10 January 2011 / Accepted: 4 February 2011 / Published: 16 February 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(2), 358-373; doi:10.3390/ijerph8020358
Received: 15 December 2010; in revised form: 21 January 2011 / Accepted: 25 January 2011 / Published: 31 January 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(1), 117-135; doi:10.3390/ijerph8010117
Received: 3 December 2010; in revised form: 6 January 2011 / Accepted: 8 January 2011 / Published: 13 January 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(1), 105-116; doi:10.3390/ijerph8010105
Received: 1 December 2010; in revised form: 30 December 2010 / Accepted: 6 January 2011 / Published: 10 January 2011
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(12), 4139-4151; doi:10.3390/ijerph7124139
Received: 11 October 2010; in revised form: 23 November 2010 / Accepted: 24 November 2010 / Published: 30 November 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(9), 3531-3544; doi:10.3390/ijerph7093531
Received: 6 August 2010; Accepted: 19 September 2010 / Published: 27 September 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(7), 2811-2821; doi:10.3390/ijerph7072811
Received: 14 May 2010; in revised form: 13 June 2010 / Accepted: 30 June 2010 / Published: 2 July 2010
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