Caribbean Childhood Obesity Rates

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What is the primary cause of Kwashiorkor, according to recent research?

Poor adaptation to famine

What is the term for a hunger crisis that is the most severe kind?

Famine

What is the result of a body adapting to a shortage of food in Marasmus?

Wasting of muscles and depletion of fat

What is a common factor that contributes to undernutrition in mothers and children?

All of the above

What is the recommended practice to prevent infantile malnutrition?

Breastfeeding for as long as possible

What is a consequence of too many pregnancies close together?

Low birth-weight babies

What is the definition of a low birth-weight baby?

A baby born weighing less than 5 ½ pounds at birth

What is the term for a deficiency of protein, energy, and micronutrients?

Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM)

What is a geographical factor that can contribute to undernutrition?

Geographical location

What is a common infection that can contribute to undernutrition?

All of the above

Test your knowledge on the prevalence of obesity in Caribbean children and countries. Learn about the obesity rates in different Caribbean islands and how they compare to the global average.

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