Micronutrient deficiencies, vitamin pills and nutritional supplements

In the 21st century, it is hard to reconcile the concepts of the ‘Western’ diet and overconsumption with the risk of micronutrient deficiencies. However, deficiencies can arise from poor dietary intake, alone or combined with physiological or metabolic injury. Micronutrients are essential to fulfil a broad range of biochemical and physiological functions, and are tightly regulated by homeostatic processes. Diagnosis of deficiency is complex and requires the use of separate investigations (dietary, functional, biochemical).

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