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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
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How does the use of substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and recreational drugs affect the nutritional status of adolescents?

Summary Introduction

To explain: The affect of use of substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and recreational drugs on the nutritional status of adolescents.

Introduction: Use of substances such as alcohol, recreational drugs, and tobacco by adolescents is often characterised by the presence of physical, mental, and behavioural disorders. These substances often hinders one’s interpersonal life and can have serious negative impact on the nutritional status of adolescents.

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Substances use by adolescents adversely affects their nutritional status. It is often characterized by decreased nutrient intake because alcohol, recreational drugs, and tobacco do not provide the essential micronutrients provided by healthy food. Besides, substance use also impairs nutrient absorption in the small intestines and decreases the availability of the absorbed nutrients. It often results in nutrient destruction and increases the requirement for essential nutrients such as thiamin, iron, and vitamin C...

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