Lancet Nutrition Series Recommends Solutions That Can Save Millions From ‘Hidden Hunger’

Lancet’s solutions address a grave international problem that can be easily prevented, explains Marion Roche, the technical adviser at Micronutrient Initiative , an organization working to prevent hidden hunger. “Undernutrition is the underlying cause of far too many deaths, and also leads to long term developmental and health problems, including weakened immune systems that can no longer fight off diseases, like diarrhoeal disease,” she wrote in a Huffington Post blog entry . “Using zinc, in combination with oral rehydration salts, to treat diarrhoea helps children get better faster, at only about 50 cents for a full course of treatment.” Most of those who don’t pass away from hidden hunger-related diseases experience destitute lifestyles.

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