Deficiency Diseases and

Malnutrition – GK Notes in PDF
As per The World Bank’s estimate, India has one of the highest number of children in
the world suffering from malnutrition. Moreover, the 2015 Global Hunger Index
Report ranked India 20th amongst leading countries with a serious hunger situation.
These facts indicate towards dire consequences for mortality rate, productivity and
economic growth. India, being the country with the world’s largest young
demographic, cannot afford to continue to let the evils of stunting, wasting, etc. lurk
over its future. Therefore, nutritional deficiency diseases have become an
important topic for government competitive exams. This list of nutrients, their
sources, constituents and deficiency diseases will help you prepare for the same.
You can also download this list of nutritional deficiency diseases as PDF for
future reference.

Deficiency diseases and Sources of Nutrients:
Vitamin A

Retinol, Retinoic

Deficiency Diseases

Carrots, Papaya,

Acid, Beta-

Milk, Cheese, Fish


Liver Oil, Green
Vegetables etc.

Vitamin B1



Brewer’s Yeast,
Whole Grain,
Oatmeal, Legumes,
Peanuts, Dried
Sunflower Seeds

Corn. Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine. Broccoli. Vitamin B3 Niacin or Nicotinic Pellagra Acid Tuna. Citrus Fruits. . Pink eye. Chicken. Cheddar Cheese. Dandruff-like eruptions. Almonds etc. Milk. Fish. Turkey. Paresthesia Chicken Liver. Peanuts. Broccoli. Broccoli. Epilepsy Pyridoxamine Potatoes & other starchy vegetables. Vitamin B9 Folic Acid Macrocytic Anaemia. Pork etc. Disorders in Infants Liver. Mushrooms . Dark Leafy Greens Birth Defects like Spinach.Vitamin B2 Riboflavin Ariboflavinosis Beef Liver. Mushroom. Veal etc. Avocados etc. Asparagus. Beans. Wholewheat Bread. Spinach. Lentils. Sunflower Seeds. Beef Liver. Fruit (other than citrus) etc. Avocados. Bacon. Yeast. Peas. Lamb. Pyridoxal. Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid Acne. Salmon. Mushroom etc. Vitamin B7 Biotin Growth & Neurological Raw Egg Yolk.

Beef. Orange. Flaxseed Fatty Acids Linolenic Acid) and afflicted. Osteomalacia Cholecalciferol (D3) Sunlight. Fish Liver Oils. Peanuts etc. Paralysis Vitamin C L-Ascorbic Acid Scurvy Amla. Kiwi. Skin Ailments Oil. Canola Oil. . Papaya. Broccoli. Almond Oil. Vitamin D Calciferol (D2) & Rickets. Leafy Vegetables etc. Reproductive Failure Hazelnuts. Retinopathy. Pumpkin Acid) Seeds. Lack of Clotting of Green Leafy Menaquinone (K2) Blood. Tocotrienols Destruction. Mushrooms. Chicken. Pernicious Anaemia. Lack of Tissue Vegetables etc. Seafood. Renewal Iron Anaemia. Egg Yolk. Essential Omega 3 (Alpha Several bodily processes Fish Oils. Peripheral Sunflower Oil.Vitamin B12 Various Macrocytic Anaemia. Lemon. Omega 6 (Linolenic Olive Oil. Vitamin K Phylloquinone (K1). Guava. Arrhythmia Red Meat. Neuropathy. Cobalamins Memory Loss. etc. Eggs etc. Ataxia. Alfalfa. Chillis. Mania. etc. Seafood. Cooked Egg Yolk. Psychosis. Hemp Oil. Vitamin E Tochopherols & Red Blood Cell Wheat Germ Oil.

Iodine Goitre.Bananas. Milk. Eggs. Resistance Sodium Cognitive Impairment. Apple. Pumpkin Seeds etc. Heart Dark Chocolate. Functioning. Green Vegetables. Muscle Vegetables. Products. Eggs. Deterioration of Nuts and Seeds. Grains etc. Vegetables etc. Meats. Meat. Electrolytic Imbalance Chlorine Salt. Broccoli. Seizure. Respiratory Depression. Phosphorous Meat. Paralysis Calcium Magnesium Osteoporosis. Salt. Constipation. Fish. Milk and Milk Hypocalcemia. Insulin Whole Grains etc. Muscle Cramps. Arrhythmia. Potassium High Blood Pressure. Nausea. Headaches. Milk. Vegetables etc. Attacks. Whole Weakness. Green . Metabolism & Cellular Green Vegetables. Sea Deterioration of Food. Meat. Iodised Salt. Milk. Poultry. Bananas etc. Fish. Cretinism. Fruits. Ostopenia Wheatgrass etc. Coma. Myalgia. Beans.

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