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Food Fortification: What More Is There to Know?

  • Rajkumar RajendramEmail author
  • Roshanna Rajendram
  • Vinood B. Patel
  • Victor R. Preedy
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Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Abstract

The availability of or access to sufficient calories (i.e., “food security”) is increasing worldwide [1]. However food secure individuals and populations with access to sufficient calories may still lack essential nutrients that are important for human health. So despite “food security” nutritional inadequacies in poor quality diets (“hidden hunger”) increase the risk of both short- and long-term morbidity and mortality. Diet quality is as important as quantity; a fact which is overlooked when food security is measured.

Keywords

Food Food fortification Diet quality Nutrition Evidence Resources Books Journals Regulatory bodies Professional societies 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following authors for contributing to the development of this resource. D Alasfoor, OM S Amancio, NK Bhullar, S Bhushan, D Blancquaert, L Bui, MS Calvo, F Capanema, C Cerqueira, V Chavasit, L Corvaglia, H De Steur, MT Díaz Díaz-Chirón, M Dunn, M Fenech, J Fontecha, Fustier P, I S Hussein, J Jastrebova, M Lawrence, J Low, Y Manios, D Mackerras, LH da S Miglioranza, V Mocanu, LM Neufeld, P Pathomrungsiyounggul, J Sacco, MJ Salgueiro, E Scarlett, N Shapira, I Sioen, D Van Der Straeten, L Timotijevic, M Venkatesh-Mannar, M VinodKumar, C von Schacky, SJ Whiting, S Zimmerman.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajkumar Rajendram
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Roshanna Rajendram
    • 3
  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 4
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 5
  1. 1.Departments of General Medicine and Intensive CareJohn Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK
  2. 2.Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Research Division, School of MedicineKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.School of Medical and Dental SciencesUniversity of BirminghamEdgbaston, BirminghamUK
  4. 4.Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Life SciencesUniversity of WestminsterLondonUK
  5. 5.Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, School of MedicineKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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