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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Protein Energy Malnutrition

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Can poor nutrition and moderate alcohol consumption cause high protein in urine and can it be corrected by getting healthy?

Can poor nutrition and moderate alcohol consumption cause high protein in urine and can it be corrected by getting healthy?

See doctor: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it is imperative that you see your doctor to determine the cause of protein in urine, as it can be an early sign of kidney disease. Poor diet and alcohol may not explain the finding. ...Read more

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Gtp provides the energy for protein synthesis, is this true?

Gtp provides the energy for protein synthesis, is this true?

Not really: GTP has more to do with second messenger systems for hormones. ATP is your energy currency. ...Read more

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Can the brain break down glucose, fat and protein for energy?

Can the brain break down glucose, fat and protein for energy?

General comments: Brain functions primarily on oxygen and glucose metabolism, but can substitute ketone bodies if necessary, and these come from metabolism of triglycerides (medical food Axona). Brain does not metabolize proteins for energy. ...Read more

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Which protein shake can help me increase my energy levels?

Which protein shake can help me increase my energy levels?

Protein does not-: -give you increased energy, but is needed 2 build muscle by lifting & working out. This will give you more energy, & a better self esteem. You need 50gms/day for maintenance. With heavy lifting a supplement can be used. A bump of 30-45 gms will help build muscle mass. This can also be obtained by diet also, then there is no need to supplement. ...Read more

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If a child eats adequate protein but total energy intake is below that needed by the body, what will follow?

If a child eats adequate protein but total energy intake is below that needed by the body, what will follow?

Depends: If they are not eating enough calories to maintain adequate growth, their weight will decrease, and eventually their height may decrease. This is called failure to thrive. ...Read more

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Do protein shakes and energy drinks have side effects.

Do protein shakes and energy drinks have side effects.

Protein shakes: Protein shakes are concentrated sources of protein, usually whey. We usually are not allergic. Concentrated protein ingestion can strain kidneys and can promote kidney stones. Drink a lot of fluid. Energy drinks contain caffeine or caffeine like substances as well as sugars. These are not healthy for us. Can make you jittery, nervous, angry, agitated, or have palpitations. ...Read more

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Does amway's multi vitamin tablets really work? If so can I stop taking fruits and protein rich foods? Is it sufficient if i eat energy rich foods?

Does amway's multi vitamin tablets really work? If so can I stop taking fruits and protein rich foods? Is it sufficient if i eat energy rich foods?

"really work" BUT...: I am not sure what you mean by "really work" but they will provide a source of vitamins & minerals. However, supplements are not a substitute for a healthy diet. Fruits have many beneficial phytonutrients not found in vitamin tablets. Vitamins do not contain any protein. I'm not sure what you mean by energy rich foods but sugars & simple carbs are among the least healthy foods to eat! ...Read more

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What is the difference between energy bars and protein bars?

What is the difference between energy bars and protein bars?

Boost / supply: Energy bars are designed to boost the buyers energy after consumption. These may have stimulants, such as caffeine, or other supportive nutrients, such as ginseng and white tea. Protein bars do not provide a quick burst, or even sustained, energy, but they do supply the protein needed by the body to maintain and build muscle. ...Read more

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Is it true that the protein that your body uses to build muscle and/or repair tissue also, used for energy?

Is it true that the protein that your body uses to build muscle and/or repair tissue also, used for energy?

Yes it can be: Yes protein can be used for energy .Tecnically amino group is stripped off by oxidative deamination, and transferred to an acceptor.Deaminated Amino Acid is now a ketoacid(a carbonskeleton)that can be used to make glucose to provide energy.Sorry it is rather technical. In simple language it can be converted in the body to glucose and used for energy. ...Read more

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Any good medicines names with vitamins minerals zinc calcium energy and protein? My nutrition is not good i always feel weakness

Any good medicines names with vitamins minerals zinc calcium energy and protein? My nutrition is not good i always feel weakness

Good FOOD: Healthy food has all these contents you're asking about. What about learning to eat in ways that nourish your body, rather than looking for a pill or medicine? There are multivitamins to support your diet, but they will not replace it. ...Read more

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How does masterbutation affect our body ? Does it reduces energy , protein content ? What's the best we can do to regain the lost ?

How does masterbutation affect our body ? Does it reduces energy , protein content ? What's the best we can do to regain the lost ?

It's good for you: One of the cults teaches that it depletes your body of zinc in particular and other important stuff in general. This is untrue -- in fact, my explaining this to one of their pastors led to his ultimately leaving the sect. You can stay comfortable, learn about your body and mind to prepare you for marriage, and if you're not obsessed with erotica is a healthy and near-universal among young men. ...Read more

Malnutrition (Definition)

Refers to the individual that receives either too few nutrients, too many nutrients, an imbalance of nutrients, or due to comorbidities or underlying inherited or acquired diseases, an under or ...Read more


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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

Poor nutrition or malnutrition occurs when the body has insufficient intake, too much intake that is not healthy or when the diet is poorly balanced . Malnutrition can be the result of poor ...Read more