As the name implies, that condition where amounts of proteins in the system is too low to meet minimum standards of health. Protein deficiency has been known to lead to fatigue, stunted growth, inadequate muscle mass and insulin resistance among others. Without proteins from the outside, the body will begin to absorb proteins as a source of energy.

PROTEIN DEFICIENCY: "Protein deficiency in the population of the village had reached alarming proportions."
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