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1. Iron-deficiency anaemia continues to be a major public health problem in all developing countries. Fortification of commonly consumed food items has been suggested as an effective method of preventing anaemia. Common salt (sodium chloride) has been identified as a suitable vehicle to be fortified with Fe in India. 2. Common salt was fortified with ferric(More)
A multicentric cross-sectional collaborative study was undertaken in 3 centres in India with the main aim of developing simple and reliable indicators for the early detection of developmental disabilities in children under 6 years of age and to compare the age of attainment of developmental milestones in children in the three regions. The study provided a(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare functional impairments in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Alzheimer disease (AD) and their relationship with motor and neuropsychiatric symptoms. METHODS The authors conducted a cross-sectional study of 84 patients with DLB or AD in a secondary care setting. Patients were diagnosed according to(More)
Anthropometric data available through National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau surveys/studies conducted by the National Institute for Nutrition were analysed to study body mass index (BMI:kg/m2) profiles of adults and relate them to various parameters such as the nutritional status of preschool children, socio-economic status, low birth weight and mortality.(More)
Clinical nutritional status and physical work capacity at submaximal level were assessed in 96 rural Hyderbad boys, 14 to 17 years of age. Data available on the previous nutritional status of these children when they were 5 years of age were used for classifying them into different nutritional grades. Factors responsible for undernutrition childhood(More)
Incidence of cancer at different sites may be related to oxidative damage to host genome by genotoxicants. These oxidative actions may be modified by phytochemicals present in foods. The non-nutritive dietary constituents which possess antimutagenic property appear to be promising chemopreventive agents. This study reports the protective effect of curcumin(More)
Malnutrition and diarrhoeal diseases are important interrelated health problems of preschool children in the developing countries. For a prospective study to determine the effect of malnutrition on diarrhoeal morbidity 721 children under 5 years, living in two villages near Hyderabad were registered. The children were classified into different nutritional(More)
Asperger Syndrome (AS) is an uncommon condition which is a part of the autistic spectrum disorders group. This condition, first described in 1944 by Hans Asperger was characterized by problems in social integration, verbal communication, empathy and preoccupation with unusual interests (Fitzgerald and Corvin, 2001). Several diagnostic criteria are currently(More)
Over 1500 preschool urban Indian children were followed weekly for morbidity from 12 to 18 mo. Examination for mild xerophthalmia (Bitot's spots and night blindness) was done initially and at 6 and 12 mo. Children with mild xerophthalmia at the start of a 6-mo interval developed respiratory disease in the interval twice as often as children with normal eyes(More)