This table breaks down the effects of neglect and fulfillment of eating well.

Effect Neglect Fulfillment
Growth and development Stunted Improved
Height Reduced Improved
Energy and vitality Decreased Increased
Body temperature Decreased Stabilized
Risk of infection Increased Decreased
Risk of infectious diseases Increased Decreased
Cognitive functioning Impaired Improved
Risk of obesity Increased Decreased
Dizziness Increased Preventative
Healthy weight maintenance Impaired Improved
Healthy skin Impaired Improved
Healthy teeth Impaired Improved
Bloating Increased Decreased
Muscle strength Decreased Increased
Learning and memory ability Impaired Improved
Stamina and endurance Impaired Improved
Healthy bones Impaired Improved
Reaction times Slowed Improved
Attentiveness and focus Impaired Improved
Muscle and tissue mass Reduced Improved
Mobility Decreased Maintained
Breathing Impaired Maintained
Immune response Slowed Improved
Healing from wounds Slowed Improved
Recovery from illness and infection Slowed Improved
Risk of chest infection Increased Decreased
Risk of respiratory failure Increased Decreased
Risk of hypothermia Increased Decreased
Libido (sex drive) Impaired Improved
Fertility Impaired Improved
Fat accumulation Increased Decreased
Fat oxidation Lowered Improved
Resting and postprandial energy expenditure Lowered Improved
Insulin resistance Increased Decreased
Blood pressure Raised Lowered
Risk of dyslipidemia Increased Decreased
Capacity for physical activity Decreased Increased
Risk of heart disease Increased Decreased
Risk of diabetes Increased Decreased
Risk of stroke Increased Decreased
Risk of osteoporosis Increased Decreased
High cholesterol levels Raised Lowered
Cognitive and spatial memory performance Decreased Increased


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