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Macronutrients (deficiency)


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Water
Dehydration: reduced aerobic capacity, confusion Reduction in BP
Carbohydrates
Inadequate energy, starvation, hypoglycaemia (ketosis), diabetes mellitus
Fibre
Constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, heart disease, some cancers
Protein
Muscle wasting, reduced growth (marasmus), fatigue, infections, Kwashiokor (swollen legs, fatty liver)
Lipids
Impaired vision and mental development, depression, dry skin, fatigue, fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies, rheumatoid arthritis