Letters Bad medicine: medical nutrition

The new vicious circle of malnutrition and nutraceuticals

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7808 (Published 19 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7808
  1. Ashok Bhurtyal, public health professional1
  1. 1People’s Health Initiative, Sandol, Gokarneshwar, Kathmandu, Nepal
  1. ashokbhurtyal{at}gmail.com

I agree with Spence that nutritious local foods are better than medicated foods.1

In developing countries such as Nepal a high proportion of children and women continue to have protein-energy malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. Obesity and related chronic conditions are increasing, probably because of the growing …

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