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Nutritional deficiencies in low income
countries impair the growth and development of children, reduce
their resistance to infections, and contribute to almost half of
all child deaths worldwide.
Maternal malnutrition during pregnancy and
lactation harms the fetus and infant with both short- and long-term
consequences for their health. Future generations are also
The MRC International Nutrition Group (ING)
works to reduce this burden with a focus on the world’s poorest
populations, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Our mission is to gain novel insights into
the basic mechanisms linking diet and disease in order to develop
more effective community and clinical interventions.