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- Iron-Segev, Sharon; Lusweti, Janerose Nasimiyu; Kamau-Mbuthia, Elizabeth; Stark, Aliza H.
- Journal of nutrition education and behavior 2018 v.50 no.4 pp. 408-414.e1
- nutrition knowledge, etc ; Africans; clay; community health; developing countries; geophagia; heavy metals; interviews; nutrient deficiencies; nutrition education; nutritional intervention; parasitoses; poisoning; risk; rocks; rural women; soil; vegetables; Kenya; Show all 19 Subjects
- ... Geophagia, the deliberate consumption of rocks, soil, or clay, is prevalent in developing countries, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Health risks associated with this behavior include parasitosis, heavy metal poisoning, nutrient deficiencies, and poor birth outcomes. This pilot study was designed to reduce geophagic practices and improve nutrition among rural Kenyan women.The researchers used sno ...