Week 2 - diet. It most often refers to undernutrition...

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DQ#2 Undernutrition is defined as insufficient intake of energy and nutrients to meet an individual’s needs to maintain good health. Some health problems associated with under nutrition are the following: 1. Poor immunity- if you are malnourished, your body becomes less able to fight infections and repair wounds. You may frequently become ill. 2. Skin, Hair, and blood- You may develop anemia, your skin may become dry and lose elasticity, your hair may fall out, and you may lose too much weight. 3. Scurvy, and rickets. 4. Impaired Digestion- your stomach shrinks your ability to digest food decreases and you may have frequent diarrhea (Lee, 2008). Malnutrition is a general term for a medical condition caused by an improper or insufficient
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Unformatted text preview: diet. It most often refers to undernutrition resulting from inadequate consumption, poor absorption, or excessive loss of nutrients, but the term can also encompass overnutrition, resulting from overeating or excessive intake of specific nutrients. The types of malnutrition are overnutrition, secondary malnutrition, micronutrient malnutrition, and protein calorie malnutrition. Most commonly, malnourished people either do not have enough calories in their diet, or are eating a diet that lacks protein, vitamins, or trace minerals. Medical problems arising from malnutrition are commonly referred to as deficiency diseases....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2010 for the course SCI/241 SCI/241 taught by Professor Tierapacklawyer during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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