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Human Nutrition Micronutrient Deficiencies

Having trouble with the following questions:

1. Micronutrient deficiencies can have negative effects on your health? What long-term effects can you anticipate if you continue current deficiencies.

2. List and explain, five specific ways consuming the right amount of nutrients can positively improve your long-term over all health and aging.

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1. Micronutrient deficiencies can have negative effects on your health? What long-term effects can you anticipate if you continue current deficiencies?

Micronutrient deficiencies can have negative effects on your health, especially long-term deficiencies in terms of deaths and disabilities resulting from growth faltering and micronutrient malnutrition e.g. the negative effects of iron deficiency on cognition and zinc deficiency is estimated to be responsible for about 800,000 deaths annually from diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria in children under 5 (http://www.dcp2.org/pubs/DCP/28/Section/3991). In fact, qA large body of research has examined whether undernutrition causes lasting cognitive deficits in later life and whether potential deficits are amenable to subsequent nutritional interventions. Other effects of malnutrition on cognitive and physical functioning over the long term ultimately affect labor ...

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This solution examines several dimensions of human nutrition, such as the short- and long-term negative effects of micronutrient deficiencies, as well as the positive effects of eating nutritional diet on health and aging. Supplemented with an infromative artilce describing microNutrient deficiency disorders.

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