Economic Effects of the Double Burden of Malnutrition (The Lancet - Features Carol Levin)

Observations from many countries indicate that multiple forms of malnutrition might coexist in a country, a household, and an individual. Health effects of the double burden of malnutrition (DBM) include those associated with both undernutrition, such as impaired childhood development and greater susceptibility to infectious diseases, and overweight, especially in terms of increased risk of added visceral fat and increased risk of non-communicable diseases.