Cycle of Malnutrition
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Cycle of Malnutrition

February 27, 2020

Voiceover: There are approximately
three billion people living in our world today who survive on less
than two U.S. dollars a day. As a result of this, we have
a cycle of malnutrition, especially amongst our young children. At present, there are about 160 million
children under the age of five who are malnourished in our world. These are children who are mostly
living in developing parts of the world; in Asia, in Africa,
parts of Latin America. This cycle of malnutrition is
what I’d like to go through today. Malnutrition, one of the biggest concerns
that we have when we have a child who’s experiencing malnutrition is the
fact that that child’s immune system is going to be compromised. That means that that child is
going to be less likely to be able to fight off diseases. A compromised immune system is going to
lead to an increase in both the duration and the number of diseases that
that child experiences growing up. Another thing that malnutrition does is
that it inhibits or it slows down both the growth, the physical growth of a
child; so that’s increases in weight, height, and head circumference. Also, it also inhibits or slows
down the development of the child. When we’re talking about
development, we’re talking
about maturation of the child. Development can occur either
with or without physical growth. An example of development without physical
growth would be learning how to speak, or learning how to walk. An example of development with physical
growth would be for example pubertal development, or development
around the time of puberty. All of these things, delays in
growth, delays in development,
and an increase in the number and the severity of
diseases experienced by the
child; all of these things are going to lead to an overall
decrease in the lifetime
productivity of that child. That child is less likely to be a highly
functioning member of the society in which that child lives because of the fact that
they’re small, that they’re unable or less able to learn effectively;
and also that they’re often ill. What’s going to happen then? Obviously, children grow up. What happens then when you have widespread
malnutrition is that this decreased productivity becomes a
characteristic of all of the children who are becoming the
adults within a society. That’s going to lead to a decrease
in the country’s development. Decrease in county, I’ll just
write countrywide development. The first side effect or symptom of
that is going to be widespread poverty. You’re going to see a lot of poverty,
and of course one of the sequelae or the follow-ons of widespread poverty is
of course malnutrition in children. You can see that this is
a self-perpetuating cycle. We have malnutrition in many
children around the world leading to delayed growth, or stunted restricted
growth and restricted development, decreases in the child’s ability to battle
disease leading to increased illness; all of these things contributing to
decreased productivity of the child. That is going to lead to decreased
productivity of the country, widespread poverty,and again, malnutrition.

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