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Vitamin DeficiencyVitamin deficiency, also known as the disease avitaminosis, is a lack of essential vitamins and nutrients in the body. Vitamin deficiency is caused by not eating enough whole, healthy foods. Vitamin deficiency can cause health issues, including anemia and malnutrition. It can also cause a host of other health issues, depending on the vitamin that is deficient.
Anyone can have vitamin deficiencies of vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin K, thiamine and niacin. Vitamin deficiencies can be treated right away by taking dietary supplements or eating foods high in the vitamin you are deficient in.
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