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Malnutrition is a serious condition that develops when someone doesn’t have enough nutrients for their body’s needs. Find out here who is at risk of malnutrition.
Magnesium deficiency is when the body does not get all the magnesium it needs for health. Read more about magnesium deficiency symptoms, diagnosis and causes.
Iodine and your health
Iodine is essential for making proteins and for the growth of your bones and nerves. Here's how to get enough iodine in your diet.
Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of thyroid disease and can even cause brain damage in babies. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, women should take iodine supplements. Learn more here.
Iron is an essential mineral for our bodies and when iron levels are too low it can cause anaemia. Read about how low levels of iron can lead to health problems.
Vitamin K deficiency
Vitamin K deficiency can stop your blood from clotting properly and can weaken your bones. Read more here about Vitamin K diagnosis, prevention and treatment.
Scurvy can affect people who do not get enough vitamin C. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments, and how changes to your diet can prevent scurvy.
Wernicke encephalopathy is a type of brain injury, mostly occurring in people who drink a lot of alcohol. If not treated quickly, it can lead to permanent brain damage. Learn more here.
Vegetarian and vegan diets
It's easy to be healthy on a vegetarian diet if you include plant-based foods from the 5 food groups. But a vegan diet requires extra care.