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Nutrients. 2014 Dec 22;6(12):6076-94. doi: 10.3390/nu6126076.

Selected nutrients and their implications for health and disease across the lifespan: a roadmap.

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1
DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., Wurmisweg 576, 4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland. szabolcs.peter@dsm.com.
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DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., Wurmisweg 576, 4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland. manfred.eggersdorfer@dsm.com.
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Department of Geriatric Medicine, Medical Center Leeuwarden, Henri Dunantweg 2, 8934 AD Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Dieneke.van.Asselt@ZNB.NL.
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University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands. e.buskens@umcg.nl.
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Nestlé Research Centre, Vers-chez-les Blanc, 1000 Lausanne, Switzerland. patrick.detzel@rdls.nestle.com.
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Medical Department, Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. karen.freyer@nutricia.com.
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Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Lindwurmstr. 4, 80337 Munich, Germany. Berthold.Koletzko@med.uni-muenchen.de.
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Sight and Life, Wurmisweg 576, 4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland. klaus.kraemer@dsm.com.
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University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9700 RB Groningen, The Netherlands. f.kuipers@umcg.nl.
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DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., Wurmisweg 576, 4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland. lneufeld@gainhealth.org.
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DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., Wurmisweg 576, 4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland. rimaobeid@aias.au.dk.
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DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., Wurmisweg 576, 4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland. simon.wieser@zhaw.ch.
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DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., Wurmisweg 576, 4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland. patrick.detzel@rdls.nestle.com.
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DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., Wurmisweg 576, 4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland. karen.freyer@nutricia.com.

Abstract

Worldwide approximately two billion people have a diet insufficient in micronutrients. Even in the developed world, an increasing number of people consume nutrient-poor food on a regular basis. Recent surveys in Western countries consistently indicate inadequate intake of nutrients such as vitamins and minerals, compared to recommendations. The International Osteoporosis Foundation's (IOF) latest figures show that globally about 88% of the population does not have an optimal vitamin D status. The Lancet's "Global Burden of Disease Study 2010" demonstrates a continued growth in life expectancy for populations around the world; however, the last decade of life is often disabled by the burden of partly preventable health issues. Compelling evidence suggests that improving nutrition protects health, prevents disability, boosts economic productivity and saves lives. Investments to improve nutrition make a positive contribution to long-term national and global health, economic productivity and stability, and societal resilience.

PMID:
25533014
PMCID:
PMC4277016
DOI:
10.3390/nu6126076
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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