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Lecture 8

EASC-101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Melanin, Saturated Fat, Atherosclerosis


Department
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Course Code
EASC-101
Professor
A N O N Y M O U S
Lecture
8

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Later, fat-free milk, providing protein & carbohydrate, can
safely be given
Fat is introduced later
When body protein is sufficient to provide
carriers
Years after PEM is corrected, a child may often
experience deficits in thinking & school achievement
compared with well-nourished peers
Kwashiorkor = "evil spirit"
change breast milk gruel
rapid
abdominal edema
fatty liver - no proteins for lipid transport
some subcutaneous fat
hair texture/color
What Happens When People Consume Too Little Protein?
Kwashiorkor
In countries where kwashiorkor is prevalent, each
baby is weaned from breast milk as soon as the next
one comes along:
The older baby no longer receives breast milk,
which contains high-quality protein
Instead, is given a watery cereal with scant
protein of low quality
What Happens When People Consume Too Little Protein?
Kwashiorkor Symptoms
Resemble those of marasmus
Often without severe wasting of body fat
Proteins & hormones that previously maintained
fluid balance are diminished
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