Opinion Article - Insights in Nutrition and Metabolism (2022) Volume 6, Issue 6
The factors caused by malnutrition and its state of Deficiency
Malnutrition and illness can be the result of poor dietary intake, chronic health conditions, acute health conditions, medications, changes in nutrient metabolism, or a combination of these factors, and can result in changes in macronutrients and micronutrients in the body. Malnutrition occurs when the body does not get enough nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. Many diseases are caused by malnutrition. The body needs vitamins to stay healthy and function properly. Many nutrients are important for overall health. The body absorbs most of these from certain foods. However, the typical American diet, which is high in grains, sugar, saturated fat and low in fruits and vegetables, lacks certain vitamins and minerals that are essential for many bodily functions. A nutrition report by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention found that nearly 10% of the US population suffers from malnutrition. General malnutrition varies by age, gender and race/ethnicity and can reach one-third of her in a given population.
Author(s): Pirlich Hickson