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List of illnesses caused by poor nutrition



Many diseases in humans are directly or indirectly caused by improper eating habits and malnutrition. These include, but are not limited to, deficiency diseases, caused by a lack of essential nutrients.

Additionally, several diseases are directly or indirectly impacted by dietary habits, and require very close attention to the nutrient content of food.


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Contents

Overnutrition (eating too much)

Main article: Overnutrition

Food

See also: Overeating

Calories

  • Obesity, which in turn can lead to diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Vitamins

Microminerals and Macrominerals

Deficiencies (eating too little)

Main article: Malnutrition

Proteins/fats/carbohydrates

Vitamin

See also: avitaminosis, and the table of deficiency diseases at human vitamins

Microminerals and Macrominerals

Foot notes

  1. ^ "Malnutrition Is Cheating Its Survivors, and Africa’s Future" article in the New York Times by Michael Wines, December 28, 2006
  2. ^ Grant WB, Holick MF (2005). "Benefits and requirements of vitamin D for optimal health: a review". Altern Med Rev 10 (2): 94-111. PMID 15989379.

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This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "List_of_illnesses_caused_by_poor_nutrition". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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