Lifting height with nutrition
To change the height of the Vietnamese people, the experts believe that early intervention is needed on nutrition for the couple before entering the marriage.
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According to nutrition experts, the process of urbanization accompanied the increase in a population of the mechanics, the lifestyle changes and the influence of many consumption habits of fast food has led to a number of inadequacies in the nutritional problems of children.
Trends in overweight obesity, metabolic syndrome in children are happening all over the country, especially in the large urban. Vietnam is currently faced with the double burden of nutrition, it is as if the rate of malnutrition is declining, the overweight-obesity increases.
According to the Health Ministry, the malnutrition rate of children under 5 years of age in our country has decreased from 41% in 1990 to more than 15% today. Meanwhile, the latest survey of the National Nutrition Institute also pointed out that the ratio of Overweight obesity nationwide we increased 9 times after more than 10 years. If as of 2000, the ratio of older Overweight obesity in our country is only 0.62% now have close to 6%. Note When Overweight obesity in some cities in Vietnam have higher than average rates of Asia and developing countries.
Doctors do Thi Ngoc Diep, Director of the Nutrition Center of HO CHI MINH CITY, said in HO CHI MINH CITY, the State of malnutrition of children under age 5 has dropped dramatically in the past 25 years, from almost 50% in 1990 to 4.1% in 2013.
However, in contrast to the good signs, this is the ratio of Overweight obesity in children under 5 years of age back up fast, from 3.7% in 2000 to 11.5% by 2013 (almost double the current world) …
Citing the cause of obesity, Dr Yip said that due to the disorder of nutrition, the diet of children not yet balanced, “load” more fast food, energy-rich drink, rich in fat, rich in sugar but lacks micronutrients, minerals, vitamins.
How to eat at present not yet science, young often coerced to eat, snacking, eating late at night but sedentary. “Obesity leads to many health risks such as lipid metabolism disorders and chronic diseases do not spread such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer”.
Lifting height with nutrition.
Lifting height of intervention
According to medical experts, while overall malnutrition rate in children under 5 years is improving the status of children for malnutrition can low whistle and lighter weight is still at a high level (low malnutrition rate of whistles in 2013 is 25.9%). According to the World Health Organization, Vietnam is 1 in 20 countries with the number of malnourished children can be the world’s tallest low whistle. In Vietnam, for 4 children under age 5 are malnourished children may 1 low whistle.
According to PROF. Dr. Le Thi, Chairman of the Vietnam nutrition, malnourished children always have a height over older severe malnutrition. Many studies have also shown that malnutrition can low whistle at 3 years will affect the height when mature (18 years old). Currently, the average height of the population of Vietnam is much lower than with the countries in the region, gaining height 1.65 m new male and female reached 1.54 m.
Experts said that to prevent malnutrition, low whistle and contributed to the growth in height of the child, the need to implement the nutrition intervention strategies, in which attention early intervention for fathers, mothers before entering the marriage.
In particular, when her mother started the pregnancy until the child is 24 years old. “This is a very important stage, the decision for the development, fitness and stature position the child’s later”-an expert stressed.