Global distribution and disease burden related to micronutrient deficiencies.

  title={Global distribution and disease burden related to micronutrient deficiencies.},
  author={Robert E. Black},
  journal={Nestle Nutrition Institute workshop series},
  • R. Black
  • Published 27 January 2014
  • Medicine
  • Nestle Nutrition Institute workshop series
Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals that are essential for human life and health. Deficiencies in these micronutrients are common because of poor quality diets and frequent infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries. The high prevalence of deficiencies and their important adverse consequences on mortality, morbidity and disability result in a substantial disease burden. In particular, deficiencies of vitamin A and zinc increase the risk of child mortality, and zinc deficiency… 

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