6th Scientiic Seminar
10 October 2012
Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel
Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Vitamins and minerals are needed in minute quantities for growth, development and maintenance. Deficiencies of these micronutrients can lead to serious health problems, including blindness, mental retardation and reduced resistance to infectious disease, and in some cases to death. These deficiencies therefore have a significant impact on human welfare and on the economic development of poorer countries. Globally, the three deficiencies of greatest public health significance are those of vitamin A, iron and iodine.