Nutrient Deficiencies and Nutritional Diseases

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What is the main cause of marasmus in children?

What is a common symptom of kwashiorkor in children?

How do micronutrient deficiencies impact individuals?

What is the effect of vitamin A deficiency on individuals?

Why might weight loss be difficult to detect in individuals with kwashiorkor?

What is the primary cause of malnutrition according to the text?

Which condition is characterized by a severe protein deficiency?

What is the most common form of malnutrition worldwide?

How does marasmus differ from kwashiorkor?

What are some common causes of malnutrition mentioned in the text?


Explore the various nutrient-related diseases and conditions that can cause illness in humans, including deficiencies, excesses, obesity, eating disorders, and chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, and diabetes mellitus. Understand how malnutrition can lead to impaired function due to prolonged deficiency or excess of essential nutrients.

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