FAQ Role of Osmolality and Contributing Factors 2015

Editor(s): Frequently Asked Questions Vol.1 / 4,  2016

Summary

Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI), South Asia is working with a focussed goal of enhancing the nutrition knowledge of the health care community. Our global vision to empower the health care community with the latest scientific knowledge in an unbiased manner finds resonance in the South Asia region where we have been a positive enabler for spreading science-based nutritional messages.

Diarrhoea remains the third major cause of death among under 5 children in India. However, it is both preventable and treatable. Severe diarrhoea leads to fluid loss and may be life-threatening, particularly in young children and people who are malnourished or have impaired immunity. Diarrhoea associated dehydration is one of the key causes of morbidity and mortality in children. This crucial issue can be straightjacketed by nutritional strategies to regulate fluid and electrolyte balance during diarrhoea.