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Diseases of Malnutrition
Malnutrition is a state where the body does not receive all the nutrients it needs to function
properly. This could be nutrients such as vitamin C or protein.
Deficiencies of certain foods are common in the less developed world because it is
harder to procure…

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Coma
Death

In the more developed world, beriberi is more commonly seen in alcoholics due to
their poor diets and that alcohol makes it harder to absorb thiamine, and some breastfed
babies.
However, the disease is prevalent in East Asia, where milled rice is a major part of…

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Proteinenergy malnutrition (PEM) can sometimes be a secondary condition of a disease
such as AIDS or trauma, where the energy needs of a person is increased, but mainly it is
found in areas of the world where people do not have access to an adequate food supply due…

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does not get enough vitamin D, then the body cannot absorb calcium and phosphorous
effectively.

Symptoms
Skeletal deformities such as bowed legs, curved spine, pelvis deformities
Fragile bones
Delayed growth
Pain in bones
Muscle weakness
The skeletal deformities will usually show up in children who are still growing…

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