Malnutrition or Nutritional Deficiency

Malnutrition is a state of nutrition in which a deficiency or excess (or imbalance) of energy, protein and other nutrients causes measurable adverse effects on tissue / body form (body shape, size and composition) and function and clinical outcome. The term malnutrition does include obesity; however BAPEN is focussed on the problem of “undernutrition”.

Malnutrition can often be very difficult to recognise, particularly in patients who are overweight or obese to start with. Malnutrition can happen very gradually, which can make it very difficult to spot in the early stages. Some of the symptoms and signs to watch out for include:

  1. Loss of appetite
  2. Weight loss – clothes, rings, jewellery, dentures may become loose
  3. Tiredness, loss of energy
  4. Reduced ability to perform normal tasks
  5. Reduced physical performance – for example, not being able to walk as far or as fast as usual
  6. Altered mood – malnutrition can be associated with lethargy and depression
  7. Poor concentration

 

  • Types and syndromes
  • Nutritional deficiency diagnosis
  • Prevalence of malnutrition
  • Effectiveness of interventions
  • Malnutrition and long term problems

Related Conference of Malnutrition or Nutritional Deficiency

June 29- July 01, 2017

11th European Nutrition and Dietetics Conference

Melia Avenida America, Madrid, Spain
September 07-09, 2017

Global Diet and Nutrition Meeting

Macau, Hong Kong
September 18-20, 2017

16th World Congress on Nutrition and Food Chemistry

Zurich, Switzerland
October 02-03, 2017

17th Global Dieticians and Nutritionists Annual Meeting

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 02-04, 2017

3rd International Conference on Livestock & Nutrition

Bangkok, Thailand
April 13-15, 2018

19th International Congress on Nutrition & Health

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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