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April 29, 2014



Former Fulbright lecturer to discuss global malnutrition Wednesday

By Jane P. Marshall

Uma Chitra, head of nutrition and dietetics at Kasturba Gandi College for Women, Hyderabad, India, will present "The double burden of malnutrition: a review of global evidence" at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in 163 Justin Hall.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Chitra was a Fulbright visiting lecturer in the human nutrition department, in the College of Human Ecology, in 2009. She has worked in the area of public health nutrition for 20 years.

"In the next two decades, most low and middle income countries, due to their economic growth, can expect rapidly increasing levels of adult overweight and obesity, which will produce an increased burden of insulin resistant diabetes and cardiovascular diseases," said Chitra.

She will discuss causes and effects of the double burden of malnutrition along with consequences and possible solutions.

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