Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Muhammad Imran

University of Lahore


Ali Imran

Government College University


Malnutrition Global prevalence of malnutrition Etiology Assessment tools Anthropometric measurements Health care burden impact Food fortification Supplementation role Innovative lipid-based nutrient supplements ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTFs)

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About the book

Globally, malnutrition is considered as the major threat for the human race. In 2016, an estimated 155 million children under the age of 5 years were suffering from stunting, while 41 million were overweight or obese. The consequences of malnutrition are very lethal ranging from lower immunity to growth failure. Nearly, half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition, translating into the loss of about 3 million young lives a year. Undernutrition puts children at higher risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and ​delays recovery. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the malnutrition, etiology, devastating consequences and food responsive and nonresponsive strategies for its management. Overall, this book will serve as ready to references book on malnutrition onset to management.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 28th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: November 17th 2019

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: February 5th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 5th 2020

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About the editor

Muhammad Imran

University of Lahore

Dr. Imran is currently working as an Associate professor in the field of Food and Nutrition since 2013 in the University Institute of Diet and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, The University of Lahore-Pakistan. His research expertise is the preparation of cost-effective dietary interventions against human disorders and conversion of agro-waste into value-added products. Dr. Imran is currently working as a coordinator for postgraduate program of food science and nutrition. He has submitted more than two projects related to nutrition. Dr. Imran has published more than 55 articles in reputed international journals with an accumulated impact factor of 97.10 along with 8 book chapters in CRC, In-Tech and Springer publishers.

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