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Food poverty: Experts issue malnutrition health warning

22 August 2014 Last updated at 14:08 BST

More people are suffering from malnutrition as a result of worsening food poverty, experts have warned.

The Faculty of Public Health said conditions like rickets were becoming more apparent because people could not afford quality food in their diet.

It comes after health figures recently revealed a 19% increase in the number of people admitted to hospital with malnutrition over the past year.

BBC social affairs correspondent Michael Buchanan reports.

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