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deficiency

Biology the absence of a gene or a region of a chromosome normally present
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The first--the estimated average requirement (EAR)--is tailored to setting policy, because it provides a means of determining what proportion of a population is at risk for dietary deficiency diseases, both within the United States and abroad.
The main sources are citrus fruit and green leafy vegetables and although dietary deficiency is rare it is one of the most commonly-used supplements.
What's the point in pretending that dietary deficiency continues to be so widespread that we still have a generous supply of athletic midgets?
Research continues to support the fact that obesity is linked to dietary deficiency rather than purely overeating.
CONCLUSIONS: The development of stress fractures in young recruits during combat BT was associated with dietary deficiency before induction and during BT of mainly vitamin D and calcium.
It was a good approach to address a dietary deficiency disease, because so many people drink milk, which is already loaded with nutrients.
What we do know is that Omega-3 EPA and DHA is perhaps the biggest dietary deficiency in the western diet.