Primary Causes Epidemiology and Prevention

A Briend, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, Paris, France P Nestel, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA

© 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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