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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- Spring '08
- Nutrition, Overnutrition, secondary malnutrition, Jennifer Dinan