The human and economic cost of hidden hunger.

  title={The human and economic cost of hidden hunger.},
  author={Alexander J. J Stein and Matin Qaim},
  journal={Food and nutrition bulletin},
  volume={28 2},
BACKGROUND Micronutrient malnutrition is a public health problem in many developing countries. Its negative impact on income growth is recognized in principle, but there are widely varying estimates of the related economic cost. OBJECTIVE To discuss available studies that quantify the cost of micronutrient malnutrition, and to develop an alternative framework and apply it to India. METHODS Detailed burden of disease calculations are used to estimate the economic cost of micronutrient… CONTINUE READING
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