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.
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