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  • By: Mark F. Brady
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Malnutrition is an imbalance between the body's supply and demand of nutrients that affects function or growth. Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) is a potentially fatal condition prevalent in developing countries.

PEM disproportionately affects children and pregnant women and accounts, ...

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