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Nutritional Needs of UK Men


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An overview of the nutritonal needs and common deficiencies of UK Men.

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Nutritional Needs of UK Men

  1. 1. “The Real Nutritional Deficiencies in the UK”
  2. 2. An overview of the common nutritionaldeficiencies and needs of men in the UK.
  3. 3. Men
  4. 4. 10% Of MenAre Deficient*
  5. 5. 10% Of Men Are Deficient*Zinc is an important trace mineral thats needed forthe body’s immune system to function properly. It plays a role in cell division, cell growth, wound healing and the breakdown of carbohydrates.
  6. 6. 20% Of MenAre Deficient*
  7. 7. 20% Of Men Are Deficient*Selenium is a trace mineral that the body needs in small amounts. It combines with proteins to createantioxidants which help to protect from free radical damage.
  8. 8. 7% Of MenAre Deficient*
  9. 9. 7% Of Men Are Deficient* Vitamin A helps to form and maintain healthy skin, teeth, skeletal and soft tissue. It is also known as Retinol as it produces the pigments in the retina ofthe eye. Vitamin A also promotes good vision. If you don’t get enough Vitamin A, you are more likely to get infectious diseases and vision problems.
  10. 10. 42% Of MenAre Overweight (In England)
  11. 11. 42% Of Men Are Overweight (In England)Low nutrition foods high in sugar and fats areone thing not deficient in most UK men’s diet. Those with an unhealthy diet may be more likely to suffer from nutritional deficiencies.
  12. 12. 9% Of MenAre Deficient*
  13. 13. 9% Of MenAre Deficient* Magnesium is an essential mineral forhuman nutrition. It helps transportation of energy, the production of protein, contraction and relaxation of muscles and the function of certain enzymes.
  14. 14. 25% Of MenAre Deficient (2003-2005)
  15. 15. 25% Of Men Are Deficient (2003-2005)Vitamin C is essential in the human diet. It helps to produce collagen, maintains the integrity of the skin, connective tissue, bone, and blood vessel walls. It also facilitates the absorption of Iron. Smoking affects absorption of Vitamin C and smokers also use up it up at a quicker rate.
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  17. 17. *Based on men aged 19-64 this percentage falls below the LRNI for this nutrient.
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