Unformatted text preview: Iodine deficiency causes goiter and leads to a reduction in mental abilities and also, lack of iron causes reduced capacity to work, diminished ability to learn, increased susceptibility to infection and greater risk of death during pregnancy and childbirth. Other micronutrients like vitamin D deficiency cause rickets, vitamin C causes scurvy, and vitamin B causes beri-beri and pellagra are side effects. 4. Protein-Calorie nutrition is the underconsumption of calories or protein. This is mostly found in predominantly poor or low-income countries where poverty is widespread. There are two fatal nutritional disorders known as Kwashiorkor and marasmus. Kwashiorkor is found mainly in areas where the diet is heavily based on cassava or on plantains. Marasmus is found in poverty stricken areas were children are weaned on gruel that contains modest amounts of protein....
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- Spring '08
- Nutrition, vitamin D deficiency, poverty stricken areas, deficiency cause rickets, possible resulting illnesses, fatal nutritional disorders