Effects of malnutrition, Biology

Effects of malnutrition
  1. The effects of malnutrition are not the same in adults and children.
  2. When the amount of food is not sufficient or when the nutrients are missing for a short period of time, no harmful effects are seen in adults.
  3. During this period the body tries to compensate the deficieny for a limited period.
  4. Body uses the stored reserves of food to generate energy.
  5. In this process some of the body proteins may also be used.
  6. In this period excretion of required nutrients is reduced.
  7. As children have low amounts of reserved food this compensation occurs to a limited extent in them.
  8. So, short time malnutrition shows its effect on children in a remarkable manner.
Posted Date: 8/29/2012 6:53:02 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Effects of malnutrition, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Effects of malnutrition, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Effects of malnutrition Discussions

Write discussion on Effects of malnutrition
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Causes of Air Pollution We known about the composition of atmosphere, its major and minor constituents. The composition of atmosphere has remained the same for thousands of y

The cell cycle is controlled by a cyclically operating set of reaction sequences that both trigger and coordinate key events in the cell cycle • The cell-cycle control system is

Q. Waste produced during surgical process? Regular garbage: Regular garbage generated from clerical office procedures or kitchen waste should be disposed of within the usu

Explain assessment of iron status - Transferrin receptors? Transferrin receptors: As iron deficiency progresses into second stage, the number of transferrin receptors on the ce

Explain the Plating Method - Pure Culture Techniques? Plating method is one of the commonly employed methods for getting a pure culture.  The procedure involves the separation

Q. Enlist the various modalities available for sterility assurance? Various modalities available for sterility assurance are a) Prevention of overloading b) Chemical indi

You have a 10x enzyme buffer that you are to use in a particular reaction. The total volume of the reaction is 30 micro liters. How much of the 10x buffer should you add so that th

Photosynthetic function Structural organisation of the leaf is suitable to perform the process of photosynthesis. Hence leaf is called as a food factory. The leaf has a l

Why Water and Electrolytes are important for exercise? Water and electrolytes are important for exercise performance as they maintain blood volume and osmolality, thermoregulat

Technological level - Pollution control Air pollution can be reduced by using bag filters, electrostatic precipitators and cyclone separators that separate large and small par