Tissue depletion

Lesson 2: Protein calorie malnutrition

Tissue depletion

The exhaustion of nutrient reserves is manifested by tissue depletion. It may occur rapidly or slowly, depending upon various factors:

  1. The degree of nutritional inadequacy
  2. The amount of nutrient reserves
  3. The requirements of the body for essential nutrients.

Tissue depletion of nutrients results in gradually increasing alterations in the efficient
operation of the enzyme systems which spark metabolic reactions.

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