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MICRONUTRIENT MALNUTRITION

Folic acid – is part of the Vitamin B complex, and is essential in
the production of red blood cells and prevents neural tube
defects.

Figure 4. - Neural tube defects, effects of folic acid deficiency in new-borns

Source - Botto, Lorenzo et al. “Neural-Tube Defects”. The New England Journal of Medicine

341.20 (2009): 1510. Print.

Zinc - Essential mineral that     Iodine – Iodine is an essential
stimulates the activity of about  component in thyroid hormone
100 enzymes in the body. It also  production. Thyroid hormone
supports your healthy immune      regulates basic metabolism:
system, is necessary to synthe-   energy consumption, cellular
size DNA, and is essential for    activity, and particularly
wound healing.                    brain growth.

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