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Unformatted text preview: body breaks down in order to supply itself with protein Physical changes Protein deficiency (even though they consumed the average recommended amount) caused adema because they were lacking calories Drop in temperature System breakdown o Cant handle food because digestive enzymes are proteins o Mucosal cells cant reproduce Size of organs shrink Reduced strength 4000 calories are not enough, body cant regulate Sensitivity towards diets...
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- Spring '10