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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Malnutrition Worldwide Demetri Psarianos Monday November 26th 2012 What is Malnutrition? Malnutrition is a serious medical condition marked by a deficiency of energy, essential proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals in a diet. How it Aggravates Hunger Poverty Underlying Causes Poverty | Lack of Access to Food | Disease | Conflicts | Climate Change | Lack of Safe Drinking Water Although Poverty is a cause of Malnutrition, it can also be seen to prevent one from escaping poverty. The condition of malnutrition prevents children in third world nations from attending school, providing for their families, and overall growing and maturing properly. These things will eventually keep a family in poverty. If a family gets provided forproperly, they can together grow out of pverty and flourish. Malnutrition is one of the many hunger related illnesses present today on our planet. Other illnesses include Iron deficiency, bulimia or even anorexia. However, the two most common in third world nations are malnourishment, and undernourishment. The difference betweenthe two is that undernourishment deals with the lack of food leading to starvation, while malnutrition deals with the lack of a certain nutrients your body requires. Malnutrition as we will see by my stats below, is the world's largest cause of hunger or death by starvation. Why? As we know it is necessary to obtain food from all the food groups to function properly. In developed countries, sometimes the people have no choice but to eat selected foods causing them to lack certain nutrients,minerals or vitamins. A family will often only live on wild vegitation or rice (if that). Each year, Malnutrition leads to the death of almost 10 million people. That's moredeaths accumulated than WWI. 10,000,000 9,722,620 Malnutrition WW1 Hunger and malnutrition kill more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Malnutrition AIDS Malaria Tuberculosis 1 in 12 people worldwide are malnourished Hunger is Inherited X 17 MILLION Each year 17 million children are born underweight because their mothers are malnourished. DEATH Malnutrition Hot spots Where? United Nations Food and Agriculture
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