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7 Common Nutrient Deficiencies: Know the Signs

March 10, 2019

From the Everyday Health website

You may think nutrient deficiencies are a thing of the past, reserved for sailors trapped at sea. But even today, it’s possible to lack some of the essential nutrients your body needs to function optimally.

Nutrient deficiencies can also lead to diseases. “For example, calcium and vitamin D deficiencies can cause osteopenia or osteoporosis, two conditions marked by brittle bones,” says Kate Patton, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. “And inadequate iron can cause anemia, which zaps your energy.”

Telltale symptoms are usually the first clue that you are low in one or more important vitamins or minerals, says Patton.

Here’s how to recognize seven common nutrient deficiencies.

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