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common problems that arise from micronutrient deficiencies

1) What are some common problems that arise from micronutrient deficiencies? How might these problems impact overall health & life expentancy?

2) What are 2-3 functions of micronutrients? How can you assure that you get all of the needed micronutrients daily ?

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1) What are some common problems that arise from micronutrient deficiencies? How might these problems impact overall health & life expectancy?

Vitamins and minerals are referred to collectively as the 'micronutrients'. Micronutrient deficiencies, also known as 'hidden hunger', are determining and aggravating factors for health status and quality of life. Increasing research results confirm the close relation between fetal malnutrition and the development of chronic non-communicable diseases later in life. This is mostly in those who survive the first years of life but who are affected by under-nutrition. Research also shows the role of micronutrients for adequate growth and development in children and for the prevention of the so-called 'diseases of civilization' that are the first causes of death in developing and affluent societies. The consequences of malnutrition due to a deficient diet are still ...

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1) What are some common problems that arise from micronutrient deficiencies? How might these problems impact overall health & life expentancy?

2) What are 2-3 functions of micronutrients? How can you assure that you get all of the needed micronutrients daily ?

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