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Tooth decay still on the rise among English children - BBC News
figures [are] "disappointing". [C]hildren in England drank more sugary drinks than anywhere in Europe. "Even though people understand the impact of a sugary diet so many children have advanced tooth decay - a highly preventable disease," said Ms Hurley. "We are also creating a legacy of obesity and significant health problems. "If we are to get serious about tackling this then prevention is the key," she added. [...] Prof Nigel Hunt from the Royal College of Surgeons said: "An almost 10% increase in the number of children being admitted to hospital for tooth extraction due to decay over a four-year period is unacceptable." "The need for tooth extraction continues to be the number one reason why five to nine-year-old children are admitted to hospital." He also said that poor oral health education was another reason for the rise. 'Deprivation correlation' [...] "As deprivation increases so does the rate of tooth extraction."
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march 2016 by asterisk2a
Malnutrition, and a Battle of the Microbiota by SciFri
also applicable to western world children struck by food poverty. // impaired development! // only partial improvement [...] malnutrition has persistent effects!
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february 2016 by asterisk2a
Is scurvy making a comeback? - BBC News
Scurvy is on the rise in England, [...] In the year up to April 2014, it was the primary diagnosis behind 16 hospital admissions and the primary or secondary cause of 94 admissions. Between 2009 and 2014, admissions related to scurvy went up by 27%. That's in line with percentage increases in hospital admissions for malnutrition and gout - a common Victorian complaint traditionally associated with too much port and an unhealthy lifestyle - over the same period. The most recent research, conducted in 2014, suggests that gout currently affects one in 40 people in the UK. [...] What does this say about the nation's diet? [...] While the increasing prevalence of gout in the UK is a concern, experts put it down to an ageing population and a growing obesity problem. // &! - Child Protection failed. Due to staff shortage and lack of training?! Due to austerity? &! &! &!
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Poverty and food: The nutrition puzzle | The Economist
The damage malnutrition does in the first 1,000 days of life is also irreversible. According to research published in The Lancet, a medical journal, malnourished children are less likely (all things being equal) to go to school, less likely to stay there, and more likely to struggle academically. They earn less than their better-fed peers over their lifetimes, marry poorer spouses and die earlier.

Paradoxically, malnutrition can also cause obesity later in life. In the womb and during the first couple of years, the body adjusts to a poor diet by squirrelling away whatever it can as fat (an energy reserve). It never loses its acquired metabolism. This explains the astronomical obesity rates in countries that have switched from poor to middle-income status. In Mexico, for instance, obesity was almost unknown in 1980. Now 30% of Mexican adults are clinically obese and 70% are overweight. These are among the highest rates in the world, almost as bad as in America. ...
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february 2012 by asterisk2a

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