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Malnutrition from MedlinePlus

Malnutrition from MedlinePlus – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/malnutrition.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What are some symptoms of Kwashiorkor?
  • If a person started eating hairballs, paint and sand, what disorder might they have?
  • What deficiency could you give a character that would cause delusions and Diarrhea?

Description:

General information on malnutrition and hunger, with links to nutrient deficiencies such as Beriberi, Kwashiorkor, Pellagra and Scurvy.

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