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affects this group’s nutritional status and experiences of ageing. Without this information we cannot develop effective, culturally tailored interventions. The MINA project addressed these gaps using interdisciplinary approaches, integrating methods and combined expertise not used in previous research to gain an in-depth understanding of Bangladeshi women’s nutritional status, food practices, beliefs and experiences of ageing in the UK and Bangladesh. Aims and methods The aim was to investigate migration, nutrition and ageing via an intergenerational and

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of the CSG on child nutritional status and food security in Langa, an urban township in Cape Town. For this qualitative piece of research we explored participants’ experiences of accessing social grants in the time of COVID-19 lockdowns; their experiences of securing food for their children and households, experiences of restrictions to movement, loss of earnings due to not working and social distancing in the context of poor living conditions; and what they saw as the role of social grants in providing support to impoverished and vulnerable households and

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FEV1 considerably attenuated the association between height and cardiorespiratory mortality. Smoking-related cancer mortality is not associated with height. The risk of deaths from cancer unrelated to smoking tended to increase with height, particularly for haematopoietic, colorectal and prostate cancers. Stomach cancer mortality was inversely associated with height. Adjustment for socioeconomic position had little influence on these associations. Conclusion: Height serves par tly as an indicator of socioeconomic circumstances and nutritional status in childhood and

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, 1990), although this, in addition to the likelihood that drug addicts will use money to feed their drug habit in preference to feeding themselves, and postpone seeking advice for medical conditions (Kushel et al, 2006; Baggett et al, 2010), highlights the detrimental effect of this behaviour on nutrient intake. Nutritional status of homeless individuals Homelessness has been frequently associated with hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. Skin fold thickness and muscle measurements have demonstrated evidence of ‘wasting’ in the homeless community (Luder et

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between macroeconomic change and child welfare. The key risks for younger children flow from reduced access to healthcare services combined with low income, and the main outcomes are poorer health and nutrition status. As children get older, risks are increasingly connected to reduced access to both education and health spending. Outcomes on schooling are three-fold. First, decreased access may reduce enrolment. Parents who are unable to afford the cost of textbooks, uniforms, or even shoes, may simply withdraw their children altogether. Second, even if enrolled

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. (2006). Dietary approaches to prevent and treat hypertension: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Hypertension, 47, 296–308. Baker, R.M. (2006). Economic rationality and health and lifestyle choices for people with diabetes. Social Science & Medicine, 63, 2341–2353. Bentley, M.E., Griffiths, P.L. (2003). The burden of anemia among women in India. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 57, 52–60. Biswas, D., Hazarika, N.C., Hazarika, D. et  al. (2002). Study on nutritional status of tea garden workers of Assam with special emphasis to

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The communities particularly vulnerable to communicable diseases have highlighted regional variations in the UK and across the world when challenged by the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, deemed to be a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020 ( WHO, 2020 ). A complex interplay of factors has been proposed to explain these regional and geographic variations. Those include poor health status, nutritional status, cultural and ethnic practices, housing quality, and political factors related to the geopolitics of the region. In the UK, high

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). Social assistance’s antipoverty impact in the Global South has been demonstrated by numerous studies that report on their aggregate, national level effects as well as their impact on recipient households. An example of the latter comes from Hulme and Moore (2008) who used a randomised trial to assess the outcome of a cash transfer programme in Bangladesh and concluded that it had raised the incomes of households in the experimental group, improved their nutritional status and eased their vulnerability to crises such as livestock loss. Studies of the impact of

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, in that no one in particular has responsibility for keeping track of an individual’s overall health and well-being, including their nutritional status, other than the individual him or herself. The consequences of under-nutrition once an older adult is admitted to hospital are of particular concern. The unacceptable scale, significance and economic dimensions of malnutrition in older hospital patients within the UK’s NHS are well documented elsewhere (The European Nutrition for Health Alliance, 2005; MAG, 2011). Each individual patient, but particularly

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, from preparation to consumption, must be considered, including the type of food product and its preparation, the journey of the food from production to patient (maintenance of quality), the patient’s eating environment and their nutritional management including monitoring food and nutrient intake and nutritional status. In view of this, the aim of the mappmal project was to develop a prototype for a new food provision service for older hospital patients in a multidisciplinary, user participative, proof of concept study. The aim was to find a potential

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