protein deficiency


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protein deficiency

reduced ingestion or inadequate digestion of dietary protein and/or essential amino acids, or excess elimination of protein due to compromised renal function; the patient shows poor healing, compromised immunity and peripheral oedema
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2] concentrations on protein intake and the risk of protein deficiency by country and region.
While some experts think this could be a sign of a serious protein deficiency, there are other conditions that may cause this color change.
Malik said the rice bran contains about 15 to 20 percent edible oil, which could efficiently be used for bridging the oil shortage in the country as well as help cope with protein deficiency in the communities at risk through bran supplemented value-added products.
Vegetarians and those following a cholesterol-restricted diet may be at a higher risk of protein deficiency that could lead to this degenerative condition that results in a 5-10% loss of muscle mass per decade after age 40.
By the time the father returned to the clinic with his child, Eronne's skin hung slack from her frame and her hair had turned the distinctive orange of protein deficiency, kwashiorkor.
The effect of dietary protein deficiency on the hepatic inactivation of ADH in rats has also been investigated.
Protein deficiency is related to many of the risk factors associated with aging, including fatigue, suppressed immune functions, anemia and other conditions.
Dr Bin Dayna said the greatest advantage was that it does not involve any bypass of the intestinal tract and patients do not suffer complications such as intestinal obstruction, anaemia, osteoporosis, vitamin deficiency and protein deficiency.
Plasma 3-MH significantly increases just after parturition in dairy cattle because of decreased feed intake and protein deficiency (Motyl et al.
It was thought that, in order to cut costs, suppliers added the melamine to watered-down milk in order to increase nitrogen levels and mask the protein deficiency of the product.
Protein deficiency causes stunting and kwashiorkor, which can be fatal, especially among young children, while vitamin deficiencies cause such illnesses as beriberi, pellagra, scurvy and rickets.