What Does Low White Blood Cell Count Mean? – Leukopenia

Malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies

Malnutrition

White blood cells, like all other cells, need proper nutrition to divide and differentiate, and any change of raw materials to produce them will cause a fall in their numbers. Protein malnutrition, which is usually found in poor countries or some vitamin deficiencies as vitamin B12, vitamin d and folic acid, and some minerals as zinc and copper are linked to leukopenia.