Food Availability Linked With Poor Outcomes for HIV-Positive Children
February 11, 2013
Researchers at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital reported that HIV-infected children from homes where nutritious food was not always available (food insecurity) had a poorer outcome than those from homes where food was always secure. According to Dr. Jason Mendoza, assistant professor of pediatrics -- nutrition at Baylor College of Medicine and first author of the study, food insecurity causes families to eat less, skip meals, and redirect time and resources to obtaining food.
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