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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Protein Energy Malnutrition

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Poor Nutrition (Definition)

An age-appropriate diet is one that provides adequate nutrition and is appropriate for a child's state of development. During the first 4 - 6 months of life, infants need only breast milk or formula to meet all their nutritional needs. At 4 - 6 months of age an infant should be consuming 28 - 45 ounces of formula, and is often ready to start the transition to solid foods. 6 - 8 MONTHS Continue to offer breast milk or formula 3 - 5 times per day. 8 - 12 MONTHS OF AGE Breast milk or formula should be offered three to four times per day at this age. After a baby is 1-year old, whole milk may replace ...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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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

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


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