Folic Acid Dietary Supplementation Important for all Women of Childbearing Age

WHO Food Fortification Initiative & Dietary Supplements for all Women of Childbearing Age #Foodlawyer #Foodlaw #WHOmandate
In today’s world of urbanization more than 2 billion people in the world suffer from micronutrient deficiencies caused largely by a dietary deficiency of vitamins and minerals. More people are opting in for fast food and ready to eat lifestyle. WHO over the years has been emphasizing “public health importance” on how to overcome deficiencies and its effect measured in magnitude and subsequent health consequences in measurable terms.
The major effect is largely seen in pregnant women and young children. During pregnancy, cognitive development of the fetus and other aspects are dependent on intake of balanced food.
A number of studies have been conducted in developing countries to understand the importance of micronutrients in different population groups.
Overcoming micronutrient malnutrition is therefore a precondition for ensuring rapid and appropriate national development.

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