Feature: Whey To Go For Protein Power


Alternavita Magazine© Feature Article Combatting Protein Energy Malnutrition With Liquid Whey What is Protein Energy Malnutrition/Protein Calorie Malnutrition? Protein energy malnutrition (PEM) is defined as a form of malnutrition due to lack of protein and can be moderate to severe Types of protein malnutrition are: Kwashiorkor: Protein malnutrition dominant Marasmus: Deficiency in calorie intake Marasmic Kwashiorkor: Marked protein deficiency and marked calorie insufficiency, the most severe form (PCM) Kwashiorkor is a nutritional deficiency disease caused when infants are weaned from their mother’s milk and placed on a diet consisting of low-protein cereals. The most striking symptom of kwashiorkor is edema. Other symptoms may include loss of hair and skin pigmentation, scaliness of the skin, and diarrhea. As the disease progresses, a person may develop anemia, digestive disorders, brain damage, a loss of appetite, irritability, and apathy. Protein energy malnutrition is more common in low-income countries although higher income countries are also affected. This may also occur in patients with chronic diseases and who are institutionalized […]