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Nuclear Explained – Nuclear Techniques for Better Nutrition

Nuclear Explained

Good nutrition is essential for good health and well-being. Nuclear techniques, including stable isotope techniques, play an important role in the development, monitoring and impact of interventions against malnutrition. Stable isotopes can be used, for example, to understand how the human body is composed or how much of an ingested nutrient is absorbed and metabolized.


  • Cornelia Loechl, Head of the Nutritional and Health-related Environmental Studies Section at the IAEA
  • John Speakman, Professor at the University of Aberdeen / Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Rebecca Kuriyan Raj, Professor and Head of the Division of Nutrition at St John’s Research Institute in Bangalore, India

In this episode, experts talk about the science behind nuclear techniques in nutrition and their role in supporting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 for zero hunger and SDG 3 for good health and well-being. They discuss the benefits of using nuclear techniques to address malnutrition and how they can help shape nutrition programmes.

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