One fifth of Indonesian households exhibit double burden of malnutrition

Posted by on February 15, 2017 2:15 pm
Categories: health

The coexistence of both undernutrition and overweight/obesity, a phenomenon called double burden of malnutrition, is a global public health challenge existing at all levels from the individual to the population, especially in low-to middle-income countries. Research on malnutrition in Indonesia found that about 20 percent of households exhibit double burden of malnutrition. A new report emphasizes the importance of social and contextual determinants in fighting against both forms of malnutrition.

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