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Muscle twitches (fasciculations) caused by malnutrition are usually (not always) associated with muscle cramps. Malnutrition-related causes of twitches include severely insufficient nutrient intake (fasting, anorexia nervosa...) or malabsorption (Crohn or celiac disease...): dehydration, especially if associated with exercise (Managing the Side Effects of ...


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Since you have listed water as one of the nutrients, then clearly insufficient water will rapidly lead to renal failure and death. If you don't want to include water, then one of the water soluble vitamins since these are not stored in the body in significant amounts as opposed to fat soluble vitamins. And you've already answered with Vitamin C which is ...


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I'm going to approach this from a strictly physiological stance. With all of these diets available it can be very confusing. Ketogenic, Atkins, Paleo, etc.. The body uses glucose for energy. Many, many, many compounds we eat are complex and large. Our body utilizes each of these in a very efficient manner. Short Answer: YES! We have a "starvation" ...


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Apparently twitching can indeed be caused by low sugar (hypoglycemia), but this is more in line with having diabetes than being malnourished. See "Symptoms of moderate low blood sugar" in https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/aa20831


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A healthy diet requires protein, fats, fibre, vitamins, minerals carbohydrates and water. The reason athletes use protein is because by exercising they damage their muscles, and protein needs to be available for a fast recovery. If you consume just the right amount of (whey) protein - you'll be fine, it is usually high in quality and has all the amino acids ...


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I suppose since whatever you ingest spends a certain amount of time travelling through your system it should make a difference depending on how quickly the certain food is broken down. If not chewed well enough the food will have a smaller surface area while spending time in the stomach. So thorough chewing should allow not only faster food absorption but ...


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Starvation/fasting does lead to physiological changes that recently are being investigated as an adjunct to chemotherapy for cancer control. The dietary recommendation for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, as described by the American Cancer Society, is to increase calorie and protein intake. Yet, in simple organisms, mice, and humans, fasting--no ...


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I found a pretty good article here that discusses starvation mode pretty intelligently and cites valid research. In short, yes, starvation mode exists, but it will not cause a person to gain weight, at least while being starved. However, once a person who has triggered their starvation reflex is allowed to eat normally and at will, they lose their sense of ...


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