Understanding Malnutrition Quiz

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What are the two broad groups of conditions covered by the term malnutrition?

Which of the following is a symptom of malnutrition in children?

What is a common risk factor for malnutrition?

What kind of treatment is often needed for malnutrition in children?

Which nutrients need to be gradually increased in most children with malnutrition?

Which condition is characterized by severe protein and calorie deficiency in children resulting in loss of fat and muscle mass?

What is the main symptom of Kwashiorkor, a protein deficiency disease?

Which specific nutrient deficiency leads to enlarged thyroid glands (goiters) and decreased production of thyroid hormone?

What condition affects bone development in children, causing bone pain, poor growth, and soft, weak bones that can lead to deformities?

Which nutrient deficiency can lead to anemia, debility, spontaneous bleeding, pain in the limbs and legs, swelling, and ulceration of the gums with loss of teeth?


Test your knowledge about malnutrition, which encompasses deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in the intake of energy and nutrients. The quiz covers undernutrition (inadequate nutrient intake) and overnutrition (excessive nutrient intake), along with associated symptoms in children.

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