Wasting, also known as wasting syndrome, refers to the process by which a debilitating disease causes muscle and fat tissue to "waste" away leading to children of low weight for their height. Wasting is sometimes referred to as "acute malnutrition" because it is believed that episodes of wasting have a short duration, in contrast to stunting, which is regarded as chronic malnutrition (Source: Wikipedia).

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OwnerMichel W.GroupAnimal Agriculture &
Sustainable Develop.
Created2017-01-29 14:57:47Updated2017-01-29 14:58:23
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