Problem

Manganese deficiency

Other Names:
Lack of iron manganese
Nature:

Manganese is used as a cofactor for many enzymatic activities involved in carbohydrate metabolism, scavenging reactive oxygen species, reproduction, immune system response and bone formation.  It is integral to many physiological processes and symptoms of a deficit may include gut dysbiosis. It also influences neuropathologies such as Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, Parkinson's disease, depression and prion diseases. Sperm motility and health is also dependent on manganese.

Narrower Problems:
Depletion of soil manganese
Values:
Deficiency
Lack
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
30.03.2021 – 08:10 CEST