What happens when a child is deficient in proteins? Discuss the symptoms.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 17th Jun, 2016, 04:47: PM

Expert Answer:

Deficiency of protein can cause kwashiorkor in children.

The symptoms are

The hair of a child changes colour and becomes red.

The stomach swells and bulges with the swelling of feet.

The child has stunted growth and reduced immunity.  

Answered by  | 17th Jun, 2016, 06:47: PM