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Malabsorption syndromes

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Malnutrition

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.

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Magnesium deficiency

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.

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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.

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Iodine deficiency

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.

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Iron deficiency

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.

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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.

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Scurvy

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.

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Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency occurs when your body doesn’t get enough vitamin D to function well. Learn about the symptoms, who's at risk and how to get enough vitamin D.

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Vitamin B and your health

The B vitamins are a group of vitamins needed for good health. Learn about what the B vitamins do, what foods have them and vitamin B deficiencies.

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