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Food poverty warning

22nd August 2014

Experts warn rickets becoming more apparent due to malnutrition because people could not afford quality food.

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Health figures revealed a 19% increase in people admitted to hospital with malnutrition.

Vice president of the Faculty of Public Health, John Middleton, said food-related ill health was getting worse "through extreme poverty and the use of food banks".

"It's getting worse because people can't afford good quality food," he said.

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Anonymous

Thursday 6th November 2014 @ 18:16

I am surprised that in an advanced country like the UK, where millions of GBPs are spent on health, food-related ill-health was getting worse through extreme poverty and lack of good quality food. I thought UK is one of the countries where there may be no paucity of food due to poverty.


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Article Information

Title: Food poverty warning
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 25959
Date Added: 22nd Aug 2014

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