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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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