What is protein energy malnutrition?

Answer Protein energy malnutrition (PEM) is now known as protein energy undernutrition (PEU). It is defined as a deficiency of all of macronutrients, which include carbohydrates, protein and fat, accordin... Read More »

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What are the symptoms of severe PEM - Protein Energy Malnutrition?

Losing 20% of body weight or more is generally classified as severe PEM. People with this condition can't eat normal-sized meals. They have slow heart rates and low blood pressure and body temperat... Read More »

Is protein the primary source of energy for the body?

The human body derives energy from proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to aid in muscle movement and digestion of food. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy while proteins are necessary for re... Read More »

Is protein a major source of energy for the body?

Yes, protein is a major source of energy but we also need carbohydrates for energy, that's why athletes eat a lot of pasta before or after an event. Protein would include; cooked chicken, beef, fis... Read More »

What foods have protein in, and what foods are high in energy?

Every food has protein in it.Animal foods and nuts, starches have the most protein and highest amount of energy. The fats from animal foods and nuts have the most energy, but are usually slow relea... Read More »