Fighting obesity and micronutrient deficiency with nuclear science

20 May 2016

Nuclear science is helping Latin American and Caribbean countries to combat what one expert calls “the double burden” of malnutrition and obesity.

The condition arises when obese people do not get enough zinc, iron or other micronutrients to meet their bodies’ daily needs, thus affecting their health.

Steve Thatchet reports on how the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is supporting countries’ efforts to address the issue and improve childhood nutrition.

Duration: 2'58"

 

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