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IAEA’s Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Newsletter - August 2018 edition

The No 8. edition of IAEA’s Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Newsletter  features the following articles.

Meeting outcomes

  • New Technical Cooperation Projects to Improve Infant and Young Child Nutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia and the Pacific Region Kick Off
  • Acute malnutrition and medium-term disease risk: Participants in IAEA regional project in Africa gather in Vienna to assess progress
  • Deuterium dilution technique applied to assess body composition in school children in South and Eastern Europe
  • International Symposium on In Vivo Body Composition Studies
  • Caribbean Public Health Association Research Conference
  • NAHRES participates at the European Congress on Obesity 2018


  • Isotopes used to assess breastfeeding patterns in eSwatini
  • New Publication by NAHRES staff: Isotope techniques may help in understanding how endocrine- disrupting chemicals contribute to the double burden of malnutrition
  • The Diet, Anthropometry and Physical Activity Measurement Toolkit
  • Quality Control for Stable Isotope measurements
  • International Symposium on Understanding the Double Burden of Malnutrition for Effective Interventions

Success stories

  • Thai Scientists Use Stable Isotopes to Improve Food Labelling and Nutrition
  • Supporting Government Policy in Morocco to Address Micronutrient Deficiencies
  • IAEA Coordinated Research Project contributes to initial evidence on how breastfeeding in the context of HIV affects infant growth and body composition

This edition also features a NAHRES Special article entitledTransformation towards sustainable, resilient and healthy societiesby the UNSCN.

You can download you copy here.

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