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Can vitamin and mineral deficiencies cause stunted growth?


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2013-01-03 16:42:41
2013-01-03 16:42:41

Yes,vitamin A's deficiency cause stunted growth


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The causes of malnutrition in the Philippines are poverty and lack of affordable food. The effects of malnutrition are severe vitamin deficiencies and stunted growth.

These are all summed generalisations Vitamin C deficiencies leads to scurvy Iron deficiencies leads to fatigue Vitamin D deficiencies lead to a bad immune system Protein deficiencies lead to bad muscle growth and weakness Fibre deficiencies leads to clogged up bowels, which cause constipation Vitamin B deficiencies lead to nervous system damage, acne, depression, birth defects and weight lost Vitamin A deficiencies will lead to possible blindness, since it affects the retina, and abnormal bone growth Sugar deficiencies lead to lack of energy, possibly, not sure on that one I hope I've covered the common ones!

His growth was stunted from drinking too much coffee as a child.

Calcium is one mineral deficiency. Calcium is needed throughout the body. Iron deficiency is common, too, and it is needed for cell growth.

My friend stunted in her growth because she drank to much coffee.

Copper deficiency in children is associated with growth retardation. Zinc deficiency, Vitamin A deficiency and other nutritional deficiencies can also cause growth retardation.

It contains nitrogen, and nitrogen is a mineral needed by all plants in order to survive. Without nitrogen, plants would have very stunted growth.

your growth most likely will not be stunted, as long as you still get about 8 hours of sleep lying down every night

The growth of an animal can be stunted if they don't get enough food rich in proteins. It can also be due to malfunction of pituitary gland which releases growth hormone. Such cases lead to dwarfism.

Yes, Vitamin D does affect plant growth. This vitamin is essential to plant growth since it is obtained from sunlight and needed for healthy growth.

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Without sufficient pollination, the growth of the corn is stunted.

Some plants with very stunted growth exist.

Simon Birch had a Lysosomal Disease, which stunted his growth.

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The plant will face stress and its growth will be stunted

There are many vitamins and supplements that can be taken for growth and repair of tissues. Vitamin A is one example of a vitamin taken for growth and repair.

Microbes can have adverse health effects on humans and pets, so therefore their growth is controlled and stunted.

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City trees that show stunted growth and abnormal leaves and buds have probably been affected by pollution caused by vehicle exhaust fumes.

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