Diseases Caused By Fats Deficiency?

What is the deficiency disease of fats?

Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency.

Essential fatty acid (EFA) deficiency is rare, occurring most often in infants fed diets deficient in EFAs.

Signs include scaly dermatitis, alopecia, thrombocytopenia, and, in children, intellectual disability.

What diseases are associated with fats?

Specific saturated fatty acids raise blood cholesterol levels and, thereby, increase the risk of atherosclerosis. Greater fat, intake is a major cause of obesity and hypertension, diabetes, and gallbladder disease.

What are the effects of deficiency of fats?

Signs of inadequate fat intake include:

  • Dry and scaly skin.
  • Dry eyes.
  • Feeling constantly cold.
  • Dry hair and/or hair loss.
  • Hormonal problems, including loss of menstrual cycle.
  • Inability to feel full/always feeling hungry.
  • Issues concentrating and/or mental fatigue.
  • Deficiencies in fat-soluble vitamins.

What are examples of deficiency diseases?


  1. Calcium. Osteoporosis. Rickets. Tetany.
  2. Iodine deficiency. Goiter.
  3. Selenium deficiency. Keshan disease.
  4. Iron deficiency. Iron deficiency anemia.
  5. Zinc. Growth retardation.
  6. Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Beriberi.
  7. Niacin (Vitamin B3) Pellagra.
  8. Vitamin C. Scurvy.

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