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MICRONUTRIENT MALNUTRITION

Micronutrients(vitamins and      binding to the oxygen and
minerals) are essential food     transports oxygen from the
factors required in small        lungs to all cells throughout the
quantities by the body. (2)      body and back to the lungs as
                                 carbon-dioxide.
Micronutrients whose deficien-
cies are of concern in Kenya     Vitamin A - Essential for growth
are:-                            and development, healthy skin,
                                 eyes and proper function of the
Iron - Iron is required for the  immune system.
production of red blood cells
and it is part of hemoglobin

                                 Figure 3. - Vitamin A deficiency
                                 eventually leading to corneal scarring

                                 Source - “Community Eye Health Journal »
                                 Corneal Blindness: Prevention, Treatment
                                 And Rehabilitation”. Cehjournal.org. N.p.,
                                 2016. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.

“2 - TheFreeDictionary.com,. ‘Micronutrients’. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Dec. 2015”

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