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Dr Elliot Berry on Coexistence of Obesity & Malnutrition Part 1

The Double Burden: Coexistence of Obesity & Malnutrition Global demographic, epidemiological, and nutritional transitions have led to a unique situation in which food insecurity (uncertain or scarce access to safe and healthy food) exists side by side with problems of obesity and chronic nutrition-related diseases, even in the same household. The real challenge will be to identify new ways of dealing with the new nutrition realities of diet-related chronic diseases while also addressing under-nutrition, food insecurity and hunger. Investment in applied nutrition research will be essential in creating and promoting healthy lifestyle initiatives.

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