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If my body does not absorb key nutrients can that cause malnutrition? And can malnutrition cause total body muscle atrophy?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes and yes

The definition of malnutrition is the absence of key nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, Amino Acids and fatty acids.
Without these nutrients, the body, including muscle will waste away. If you believe you are malnourished, please see a doctor immediately.

In brief: Yes and yes

The definition of malnutrition is the absence of key nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, Amino Acids and fatty acids.
Without these nutrients, the body, including muscle will waste away. If you believe you are malnourished, please see a doctor immediately.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and yes

Yes both are correct.
Especially if you do not regularly exercise- then you can lose your muscle.

In brief: Yes and yes

Yes both are correct.
Especially if you do not regularly exercise- then you can lose your muscle.
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