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  • 1. First Global Conference on Biofortification November 10th, 2010 Keith P. West, Jr., Dr.P.H., R.D. Center for Human Nutrition Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, Maryland, USA kwest@jhsph.edu How Biofortification Fits into (Malnutrition) Interventions to Reduce Micronutrient Deficiencies
  • 2. My Biofortification Vote Day dream believer Daily believer Weekend (Fri, Sat or Sun) believer Healthy skeptic Agnostic Bio-atheist
  • 3. My Biofortification Vote Day dream believer Daily believer Weekend (Fri, Sat or Sun) believer x Healthy skeptic Agnostic Bio-atheist
  • 4. Treat night blindness with roasted oxen liver Old Kingdom pyramind at Sakura: Depicts night blindness Night blind pregnant Woman in Nepal, 2000
  • 5. Severe Iodine Deficiency 16th Century and Today Zhou Chen, 1516 Beggars and Street Characters Tibet, 2000
  • 6. World History of Micronutrient Deficiency World up to early 20th C Deficient Deficient (biofortify) Sufficient (fortified) World from mid-20th C to new Millennium
  • 7. Global Micronutrient Deficiencies Worldwide prevalence of anaemia 1993–2005: WHO 2008 Iodine Deficiency Worldwide; WHO 2004 Zinc Vitamin A Anemia Iodine
  • 8. Worldwide Distribution of Child Deaths (Black, Morris & Bryce Lancet 2003;361:2226
  • 9. Maternal-mortality Adjusted World Map http://www.worldmapper.org/
  • 10. Life in Rural South Asia Undernourished, Pre-transition
  • 11. •Protein-energy •Micronutrient s: Vitamin A, zinc, iron, iodine, folate, others •Behavioral Causes: Related to poor breast feeding, complementary feeding, home diet, poverty and poor education Nutritional Deficiencies •Infant or Child •Infection •Poor growth •Poor cognition & motor development •Death Child and Maternal Health Problems •Mother •Obstetric morbidity •Infection/sepsis •Anemia •Death Nutritional Deficiencies & Health Consequence Increased chronic disease risk? Demra, Dhaka, 1977
  • 12. Altered tissue nutrient levels & metabolism Chronic dietary deficit of micronutrients Micronutrient Deficiencies as Public Health Problems Arise from Chronic Dietary Deficits in Relation to Need Systemic & non-specific defects Adapted from K West, J Nutr 2002 Clinical signs Poor dietary intakes Low blood/tissue nutrient /biomarker levels Abnormal functional tests Clinical disease
  • 13. Diet Fortification Supplements Deficient Population Strategies for Preventing Micronutrient Deficiencies Biofortfication
  • 14. Micronutrient Supplementation that Works • The vulnerable: • Pregnant women • Young children • Proven practices – • Six-monthly vitamin A < 5 years • Daily iron & folic acid in pregnancy • Zinc + ORS to treat diarrhea • Salt iodization to control “IDD”
  • 15. Vitamin A Supplementation Reduces Preschool Child Mortality in Undernourished Societies Sommer A & West KP, 1996 Presently ~600 million vitamin A supplements distributed by UNICEF preventing ~1 million child deaths each year
  • 16. Zinc Effective in Treating Diarrhea • Zinc deficiency increases risk of severe diarrhea; Zn limits it… • 10 mg oral zinc daily for 10–14 days • WHO/UNICEF policy • Rolling out • Very low cost • No mass zinc supplementation programs
  • 17. Iron Prevents Iron Deficiency and Consequent Anemia Anemia Iron deficiency IDA Hookworm Malaria HIV/AIDS Anemia of Inflammatory Conditions Other vitamin deficiencies IDA= iron deficiency anemia
  • 18. Modern Salt Iodization in China 1995 Per cent < 60 60 - 80 80 - 90 >= 90 Missing Data 19971999
  • 19. Multiple Micronutrient Supplements Efficacies Unclear at Present
  • 20. Micronutrient Fortification of Food Passive Delivery “Centrally” Processed Widely Consumed Technically Fortifiable Innovative Financing
  • 21. Arroyave et al, PAHO 1979 Baseline 1 year later 6 mo later Effects of Sugar Fortification with VA in Guatemala
  • 22. Impact of MSG + A in Indonesia 0 5 10 15 20 25 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Serum Retinol (ug/dL) PercentofChildren Baseline 5 Months 11 Months Muhilal et al, Am J Clin Nutr 1988;48:1265
  • 23. Flour Noodles Sugar Biofortified staple crops Salt
  • 24. Goal of Biofortification Effectiveness & Safety Increasing Intake UL Riskofinadequacy Riskofexcess EAR 1 RDA1 217-03
  • 25. Goal of Biofortification Effectiveness & Safety Increasing Intake UL Riskofinadequacy Riskofexcess EAR 1 RDA1 217-03
  • 26. Prevents corneal blindness and milder xerophthalmia Normalized epithelia, immunity, less severe morbidity, reduced anemia Tissue and plasma repletion Dietary adequacy VA Deficiency Expect to Respond to Biofortification Return/ protect function Expect to Respond Expect to respond use to assess effect Partially addresses underlying dietary risk
  • 27. Data Collection Activity Purpose Baseline survey (panels) to assess individual: More than 1 survey likely needed to assess seasonal intakes, trends and individual estimates • Micronutrient status and prevalence of deficiency Quantify nutrient status; calculate % marginal or deficient to establish prevalence and severity of deficiency • Dietary micronutrient intake Quantify intake for all groups; evaluate against RDA, EAR and UL to estimate dietary gaps and risks for each nutrient • Candidate staple food products intake Quantify staple food items portion size distributions among groups to estimate intakes of biofortified food & nutrients Representative assessments for biofortified food potency Monitor over time/ambient conditions biofortified nutrient delivery in foods Repeated periodic survey Monitor population responses to interventions : changes in status, prevalence of deficiency, nutrient and biofortified food intakes Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • 28. Prepared by Nina Series for the ACC-SCN of the UN -appointed Commission on the Nutrition Challenges of the 21st Century, 1998
  • 29. Prevalence of Low Serum Concentrations of Micronutrients among Women in 1st Trimester NNIPS-3, Nepal 61 20.6 0.7 11.6 27.7 46.3 31.8 32.8 13.9 0 20 40 60 80 Zinc <8.6 um ol/L Iron <8.95 um ol/L Copper <11.8 um ol/L Folate <6.8 nm ol/L B12 <147.7 pm ol/L B6 <20 nm ol/L Riboflavin <11.3 nm ol/L Vit E <10 um ol/L Vit D <25 nm ol/L % Jiang et al, J Nutr 2005
  • 30. Antenatal Vitamin A Supplementation in Nepalese Mothers Increased Lung Volume by ~46 ml in Offspring by 9-13 Years of Age Forced Vital Capacity Checkley W, West KP, Wise R et al NEJM 2010;362:1784 Massaro D NEJM 2010
  • 31. Antenatal Iron+Folic Acid Supplementation and Child Mortality to 7 Years of Age, Nepal Christian P et al Am J Epidemiol 2009
  • 32. Antenatal Folic Acid Supplementation and Kidney Function in Children ~7 Years of Age, Nepal Stewart CP et al J Nutr 2009
  • 33. HPLC system Micronutrient Deficiency Assessment in need of major advances for population assessment
  • 34. Summary Thoughts • Micronutrient deficiencies reflect a diet quality problem of poor populations that remains to be been solved: Biofortification addresses this problem head on • Questions remain: bioavailability, efficacy/ effectiveness/safety, specific population group needs, additional nutrient needs, etc • Nutritionists need to be ready to apply, adapt, test, help integrate, monitor, guide, advocate from evidence, and advance biofortified products as they “arrive”
  • 35. Summary Thoughts • Improved methods of dietary and status assessment, and food composition databases are needed to quantify, monitor, and know when closing dietary gaps • Continued research is needed to better understand and explain health implications of what we do, define new horizons… • Agriculture-nutrition: an intersection of science, program, political, economic and commercial communities that can advance the human condition. Biofortification sits at this intersection.
  • 36. THANK YOU
  • 37. Hidden Hunger = low nutrient density imbalanced nutrient densities chronic micronutrient inadequacy MDG #1: Eradicate Severe Hunger MDG 4 & 5: Reduce Child & Improve Maternal Health --------HealthConsequence------- Less Known Well Known Micronutrient deficiencies: Depleted nutriture Altered metabolism Impaired function Deficiency disorders: Blindness, severe infection, mental retardation, death, complications of pregnancy, fetal loss, etc Supplement Improve diet Different Micronutrient Deficiency Control Approaches to Achieve Different MDGs? Long-acting HealthConsequences

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