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Problems of Malnutrition and Obesity

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A series of free Science Lessons for 7th Grade and 8th Grade, KS3 and Checkpoint Science in preparation for GCSE and IGCSE Science.

Protein Energy Malnutrition
Kwashiorkor
- acute onset
- mother stops breastfeeding
- sudden halt in protein consumption
- will have calories, not protein
- swollen belly and legs (fluid imbalance)
- fatty liver

Marasmus
- starts immediately after birth
- slow to develop
- thin 'matchstick' arms
- ribs are showing
- face is sunken
- lack of protein and calories



Obesity, a health problem
What is obesity? Are we what we eat? Why is obesity such a serious health problem?

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