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nutritional imbalances

Sunday 29 January 2006

Nutritional imbalances continue to be major causes of cell injury.

- Protein-calorie deficiencies cause an appalling number of deaths, chiefly among underprivileged populations.

- Deficiencies of specific vitamins are found throughout the world.

- Nutritional problems can be self-imposed, as in anorexia nervosa or self-induced starvation.

- Nutritional excesses have also become important causes of cell injury.