chemistry of food and plants


For this assignment write a 500-750 word essay on a micronutrient deficiency and its impacts on human health. In humans, micronutrient deficiencies can either be vitamin deficiencies or mineral deficiencies. Micronutrient deficiencies are associated with around 10% of all childhood deaths worldwide.

 Some examples of common micronutrient deficiencies are iodine, zinc, calcium, selenium, fluorine, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin D.
Be sure to include the following:

Please note the conditions and symptoms associated with the deficiency you chose.

Where in the world is this deficiency most common?

What are the recommended corrective actions that can be taken to help alleviate this deficiency?

What is the scale of this problem (how many people does this affect).