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Sweet Potato Boosts Health in Young Children

A new study recently published by HarvestPlus, a program that is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, shows that the Vitamin A rich orange sweet potato (OSP) can reduce both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea among young children in Mozambique. Diarrhea is a killer disease on a vastly larger scale than commonly known. It’s especially deadly among the 40 percent of children in Africa who lack Vitamin A.They are at increased risk for...

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