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Kwashiorkor and Marasmus, Life-threatening Malanutriisi

Kwashiorkor and marasmus are two forms of malnutrition that often occur in children in developing countries. Poverty and food shortages are the two main causes. Apart from being in a poor country, this condition can also occur in countries with low levels of education, are experiencing an unstable political situation, are experiencing natural disasters, and lack of food. Kwashiorkor and marasmus can occur at any age, but are most common in children. In Indonesia, these nutritional problems are still found in children under 3 years old. Poverty rates, difficulty in obtaining nutritious food intake, and not given breast milk, are some of the factors that play a role in the occurrence of these two nutritional problems. Then what is the general difference between the two diseases? Kwashiorkor: Protein Deficiency Specifically, kwashiorkor is defined as a condition of deficiency or even lack of protein intake. In fact, protein is needed by the body to repair and make new cells. This c…
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