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Jennifer Dinan 8/30/06 AG201 Week 2 Four types of malnutrition 1. Overnutrition: Overnutrition is the most common nutritional problem in the United States. Overnutrition is caused from a person consuming too many calories. This illness includes obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis. This disease is most common with people who have high-incomes. They tend to go overboard on calories, saturated fats, salts, and sugars. 2. Secondary Malnutrition: Secondary Malnutrition is the improper digestion or absorption of food. The common causes of Secondary Malnutrition are diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, measles, and intestinal parasites. Low-income people in developing countries are at risk of under-nutrition, or insufficient calories, which
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Unformatted text preview: is commonly followed by secondary malnutrition. 3. Dietary Deficiency: Dietary Deficiency results from a diet that lacks sufficient amounts of one or more essential micronutrients, such as a vitamin or a mineral. The primary concern that most nutritionists have is the lack of vitamin A, iodine and iron. Despite the apparently easy solution to these vitamin and mineral deficiencies, the problem remained surprisingly persistent. 4. Protein-Calorie Malnutrition: Protein-Calorie Malnutrition is the underconsumption of calories or protein. The only way to solve this problem is to increase the amount of food that the individual eats. PCM is found mainly in low-income countries where poverty is widespread....
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