Effect of Protein Energy Malnutrition on Serum Protein Levels in School Boys
Protein energy malnutrition is a well known clinical condition, the primary cause of which is an inadequate intake of energy. This under nutrition involves a number of social and economic factors. Owing to a comparatively slow pace of scientific advances and scarce food availability, the problem of malnutrition has assumed great importance in most developing countries, particularly in children for which Pakistan is no exception. Fiftieth percentile of weight of Pakistani infants belonging to different socio-economic strata have been reported to remain below the twenty-fifth percentile of Harvard standard.
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