Malnutrition refers to getting too little or too much of certain nutrients.
It can lead to serious health issues, including stunted growth, eye problems, diabetes and heart disease.
Malnutrition affects billions of people worldwide. Some populations have a high risk of developing certain types of malnutrition depending on their environment, lifestyle and resources.
Malnutrition is a condition that results from nutrient deficiency or overconsumption.
Types of malnutrition include :
However, micronutrient deficiencies can also occur with overnutrition.
It?s possible to be overweight or obese from excessive calorie consumption but not get enough vitamins and minerals at the same time.
That?s because foods that contribute to overnutrition, such as fried and sugary foods, tend to be high in calories and fat but low in other nutrients