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Prevention of Micronutrient Deficiencies: Tools for Policy Makers and Public Health Workers

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 21 November 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1460
  1. Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, professor of paediatrics and child health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

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    Johnathan Cape £17.99, pp 292

    ISBN 0224 06 0309

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    This is a little gem of a book which, in spite of its small size, contains a vast amount of information. It is a compilation of recommendations and background papers by the Committee on Micronutrient Deficiencies, Food, and Nutrition; the International Health Boards of the US National Institute of Medicine, and other experts, who met in December 1996.

    There is considerable interest in, and confusion about, micronutrient malnutrition, much of which is subclinical. Even when data on prevalence …

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