When properly cleaned, separated, cooked, and stored to limit contamination, fruits and vegetables safely provide essential nutrients.
Among foodborne illnesses, leafy vegetables accounted for the most of them. Many of those illnesses (46%) were caused by norovirus.
A combination of four animal food categories: beef, game, pork, and poultry accounted for fewer illnesses, but for 29% of deaths.
Each year ~ 48 million people (1 in 6) get sick from food eaten in the United States.
Protein deficiency rarely occurs as an isolated condition. It usually accompanies a deficiency of dietary energy and other nutrients resulting from insufficient food intake.
Deficiency of this severity is very rare in the United States, except as a consequence of pathologic conditions.
The symptoms are most commonly seen in deprived children in poor countries:
- poor musculature,
- thin and fragile hair,
- skin lesions
- hormonal imbalances.
Edema and loss of muscle mass and hair are the prominent signs in adults.