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What are nutritional deficiencies?

Amy Jamieson-Petonic
Nutrition & Dietetics
Nutritional deficiencies can occur if you do not have adequate amounts of vitamins or minerals in the body. For example, scurvy is considered a nutritional deficiency of Vitamin C, and beri beri is a deficiency of Vitamin B. A registered dietitian can look at your nutritional intake and review if you may or may not need a vitamin or mineral supplement to help with a deficiency.

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