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Special Issue "The Double Burden of Malnutrition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2019.
The coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity, and diet-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is known as the double burden of malnutrition. Demographic shits, rapid economic growth, unplanned urbanization, and cultural globalization are the main causes of these contrasting forms of malnutrition and the accelerated rise of NCDs observed across low- and middle-income countries. In these settings, while undernutrition and stunting remain highly prevalent, the burden of malnutrition shift progresively to obesity with rising country income and unseemly nutrition transitions. This complex intersection may take place at the population, household or individual level, and at different times throughout the lifecourse. Furthermore, low-income strata and women withstand a significantly higher risk of double burden, hence potentially worsening the health disparity gap between gender, and income levels.
Althought the determinants of the onset of the double burden of malnutrition are dependent on the setting and underlying socio-economic drivers, the outcomes of this double threat represent a public health priority. The notion of double-duty actions incorporate interventions and strategies capable of tackling simultaneously manutrition in all forms. These strategies offer a unique opportunity for integrated approaches that can contribute to the realization of SDGs, and curbing global NCDs burden.
For this special issue of Nutrients, we welcome research reporting the quantification of the double burden of malnutrition at the individual, community, or country level. Manuscripts dealing with the development and implementation, and evaluation of direct and integrated interventions to tackle malnutrition and improving the nutritional status and health of vulnerable populations, are particularly appreciated.
Prof. José L Peñalvo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- noncommunicable diseases
- double burden
- double-duty actions