How do specific foods/nutrients work physiologically

Module 04 Assignment – Nutrition and Disease




Nutrition plays a vital role in a person’s overall health and well-being. Not getting enough of the recommended nutrients over the long term can lead to malnutrition which often results in disease and illness.


In a 3-page paper, written in APA format using proper spelling/grammar, address the following:

1. Define malnutrition and identify a specific disease that can result from it.

2. Perform library research about the selected disease and explain its physiological effects on a person’s body.

3. Describe the relationship between specific foods/nutrients and the disease. Use the questions below to guide your response.

a)   Does research indicate that a lack of specific foods/nutrients increase a person’s chance of contracting the disease?

b)   Are there specific foods/nutrients that should be avoided by an individual afflicted with the disease?

c)   How do specific foods/nutrients work physiologically within the body to help combat the disease?

1. Evaluate nutritional recommendations to help combat the disease.

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