Common deficiency diseases

Clinical Nutrition
Lesson 1: Clinical Nutrition

Common deficiency diseases

Diseases in humans that are directly or indirectly caused by a lack of essential nutrients in the diet are called nutritional diseases.

Deficiency diseases may result from a person's abnormally high metabolic needs for a nutrient or from some imbalance in the nutrients ingested Nutritional diseases are commonly associated with chronic malnutrition.

Nutritional deficiency diseases are of two types namely

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