Improving bioavailability rather than content to tackle global multiple micronutrient deficiencies

Global Health Theatre
Nutrition and supplements for the 21st century - Overview: modern lifestyle diseases and food fortification
  • Intake of micronutrient at population level largely depends on the sources of micronutrients such as animal or plant and genetic selection/production practices
  • Bioavailability of micronutrients is a function of fed or fasted state as well as food synergy and modulated by meal composition and processing, preparation and population characteristics
  • Translation of food synergy as a public health strategy to address micronutrient deficiency requires adaptation to the context, popularization and value addition to food fortification and supplementation strategies
Deepak Gunvante, Expert Consultant - APAC - The Healthy Marketing Team AB
Dr K. Madhavan Nair, Vice President - Formerly HoD Micronutrient Research, National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Hyderabad, Telangana, India