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Nutrition in UK Men

Nutrition in UK Men An overview of nutrition and the common nutritional Zinc deficiencies of men in the UK. 10% of Men Are Deficient* Selenium Zinc is an important trace mineral thats needed for the body's immune system to function properly. It plays role in cell division, cell 20% of Men a Are Deficient* growth, wound healing and the breakdown of Selenium is a trace mineral that the body needs in small amounts. It combines with proteins to create antioxid- ants which help to protect from free radical damage. carbohydrates. Vitamin A Junk Food 7% of Men 42% of Men Are Deficient* Are Overweight (In England) Vitamin A helps to form and maintain healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and Low nutrition foods high in sugar and fats are one thing not deficient in most UK soft tissue. It is also known as Retinol as it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A also promotes good vision. If you don't get enough Vitamin A, men's diet. Those with an unhealthy diet may be more likely to suffer from nutritional deficiencies. you are more likely to get infectious diseases and vision problems. Vitamin C 25% of Men Are [email protected] Magnesium (2003-2005) Vitamin C is essential in the human diet. It helps to produce collagen, maintains the integrity of the skin, connective tissue, bone, 9% of Men Are Deficient* Magnesium is an essential mineral for and blood vessel walls. It also facilitates the absorbtion of Iron. human nutrition. It Obsidian Dawn Smoking affects absorption of Vitamin C and smokers also use up it up at a serves several important functions; the production and transportation of energy in the body, the production of protein, quicker rate. People with type 1 Diabetes are at risk of a deficiency. contraction and relaxation of muscles Deficiency can cause Scurvy. and the function of certain enzymes. *Based on men aged 19-64 this percentage falls below the Lower Reference Nutrient Intake (LNRI) for this nutrient. [2005] Sources: www.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/ndnsv3 | www.patient.co.uk/doctor/vitamin-c-defic iency | www.health.nytimes.com/health/guides/nutrition | www.bbc.co.uk/health/treatments/hea Ithy_living/nutrition/dietary_iron.shtml | www.nhs.uk/conditions/anaemia-vitamin-b12-and-fola te-deficiency/pages/causes.aspx | pagb.co.uk/publications/pdfs/towardsahealthierbritain2010.pdf SimplySupplements Healthy living, made simpler! TM www.simplysupplements.co.uk

Nutrition in UK Men

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An overview of nutrition and the common nutritional deficiencies of men in the UK.

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