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India has one-third of world's stunted children: Global nutrition report

Friday, November 30, 2018, 8:48 AM

India is facing a major malnutrition crisis as it holds almost a third of the world's burden for stunting, according to global nutrition report published. With 46.6 million children who are stunted, India tops the list of countries followed by Nigeria (13.9million) and Pakistan (10.7million), Global Nutrition Report 2018 said. Stunting, or low-height for age, is caused by long-term insufficient nutrient-intake and frequent infections.
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To curb malnutrition, Centre banks on desi superfoods

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 1:53 PM

The ministry of ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy (Ayush) plans to lower malnutrition by promoting the use of traditional plant-based superfoods such as ashwagandha (Indian ginseng) and moringa (drumstick) that are high in micronutrients or have medicinal properties that improve absorption of nutrients.

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