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ROLE OF MALNUTRITION IN ETIOLOGY OF MALOCCLUSION

  • Carbohydrates:
  • They are the starch and sugars in the food.
  • Carbohydrates are mainly classified as
  • monosaccharides eg., glucose
  • disaccharides, eg., sucrose, maltose
  • oligosaccharides eg. Maltotriose.
  • Poly saccharides eg. Starch.
  • Increased requirements
    • Rapid growth in infancy, in childhood,ofpuberty, pregnancy,
    • Trauma
    • Burns
    • Excessive loss of in protein¬† losing enteropathies and nephropathies.
  • Special Category
    • Total parenteral nutrition
    • Drug induced interference with absorption
    • Genetic disorders interfering with conversion or utilization of nutrients

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