A Briend, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, Paris, France P Nestel, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
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Undernutrition is a condition of poor health resulting from an inadequate intake of energy and/or essential nutrients. It can also be caused by an imbalance between energy and nutrient intakes and requirements due to infection that results in malabsorption, anorexia, or excessive losses.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.