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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Selected nutrients and their implications for health and disease across the lifespan: a roadmap
Authors: Péter, Szabolcs
Eggersdorfer, Manfred
van Asselt, Dieneke
Buskens, Erik
Detzel, Patrick
Freijer, Karen
Koletzko, Berthold
Kraemer, Klaus
Kuipers, Folkert
Neufeld, Lynnette
Obeid, Rima
Wieser, Simon
Zittermann, Armin
Weber, Peter
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-4365
Published in: Nutrients
Volume(Issue): 6
Issue: 12
Page(s): 6076
Pages to: 6094
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution: MDPI
ISSN: 2072-6643
Language: English
Subjects: Global health; Humans; Malnutrition; Meta-analysis as topic; Micronutrients; Nutritional status; Prevalence; Public health; Aging; Diet; Longevity; Healthy ageing; Nutrition economics; Undernutrition
Subject (DDC): 613.2: Dietetics
Abstract: Worldwide approximately two billion people have a diet insufficient in micronutrients. Even in the developed world, an increasing number of people consume nutrient-poor food on a regular basis. Recent surveys in Western countries consistently indicate inadequate intake of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, compared to recommendations. The International Osteoporosis Foundation's (IOF) latest figures show that globally about 88% of the population does not have an optimal vitamin D status. The Lancet's "Global Burden of Disease Study 2010" demonstrates a continued growth in life expectancy for populations around the world; however, the last decade of life is often disabled by the burden of partly preventable health issues. Compelling evidence suggests that improving nutrition protects health, prevents disability, boosts economic productivity and saves lives. Investments to improve nutrition make a positive contribution to long-term national and global health, economic productivity and stability, and societal resilience.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
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