Fortification of salt with iodine has long been devised as an effective strategy to tackle the problem of iodine deficiency diseases
in the community.
WHEN required, supplements are of proven benefit for treating nutritional deficiency diseases
. The most famous is vitamin C and the prevention of scurvy but this condition is rarely seen in the UK.
Gastrointestinal and hepatic manifestations of primary immune deficiency diseases
. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2010; 16: 66-74.
Evidence indicates that chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, dementia and cardiovascular disease are also 'deficiency diseases
' that develop over a long period of time -- years or decades.
Immune deficiency diseases
are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterised by an increased risk of infection.
It is universally accepted that a level below 10ng/ml is associated with severe deficiency diseases
such as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
By increasing one's vitamin D levels, the risk of cancer and other long-latency deficiency diseases
can be reduced.
With deficiency diseases
nearly eliminated, nutrition researchers set their sights on eliminating chronic disease.
Dr Abdulrazaq is a dedicated clinician and researcher and an authority in nutritional and enzyme deficiency diseases
, a statement said.
DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION, Newfoundland was a veritable laboratory for the study of nutritional deficiency diseases
such as beriberi.
To date, UCB stem cells have been used successfully in approximately 10,000 patients for the treatment of hematologic malignancies, congenital blood disorders and immune deficiency diseases