Journal of Food and Nutritional Disorders ISSN: 2324-9323

About Nutritional Deficiencies

Nutritional Deficiencies is an inadequate supply of essential nutrients in the diet which results in malnutrition or disease. Nutritional deficiencies can lead to a variety of health problems, such as problems of digestion, skin problems, stunted or defective bone growth, and even dementia. Nutrition deficiency can cause when body can’t absorb and process the nutrients once they have eaten. Most of the nutritional deficiency disease caused by lack of protein vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and fats. These 5 groups contain 50 nutritional items which is necessary for good health and growth. Malnutrition is one of the disease and main cause of early death which results from a prolonged nutrition deficiency. This can result from anorexia nervosa also. It comprises both over nutrition and under nutrition. Under nutrition is depletion of energy in the body. Many diseases like Kwashiorkor, Marasmus, Xerophthalmia, Nutritional anemia, Endemic goiter are associated with nutritional deficiency. Malnutrition is primarily due to an inadequate intake to food and infection (diarrhea, measles, intestinal worms and respiratory infections).

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