Saturday, June 03, 2006

Effect Of Womens’ Nutrition Transition On Infant Survival In India

Food habits are the ways in which individuals or groups of persons respond to social and cultural pressures, choose and consume and make use of available foods (Mcad, 1962).As populations becomes more westernized, dietary compositions changes to include more saturated fats and less fibre. Although this leads to dense diets, the actual energy intake may not be greater which increases womens’ susceptibility to anaemia and becoming underweight and lead to abortion and still birth etc.

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