Malnutrition or Nutrition 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 “under nutrition”. 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:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss – clothes, rings, jewellery, dentures may become loose
  • Tiredness, loss of energy
  • Reduced ability to perform normal tasks
  • Reduced physical performance – for example, not being able to walk as far or as fast as usual
  • Altered mood – malnutrition can be associated with lethargy and depression
  • Poor concentration
  • Types and syndromes
  • Nutritional deficiency diagnosis
  • Prevalence of malnutrition
  • Effectiveness of interventions
  • Malnutrition and long term problems

Related Conference of Malnutrition or Nutrition Deficiency

March 28-29, 2019

20th International Congress on Nutrition & Health

Stockholm, Sweden
April 22-23, 2019

25th European Nutrition and Dietetics Conference

Rome, Italy
May 20-21, 2019

28th World Congress on Diet, Nutrition and Obesity

Yokohama, Japan
June 17-18, 2019

22nd World Congress on Nutrition and Food Sciences

Brisbane, Australia
August 15-16, 2019

18th World Congress on Obesity and Nutrition

Bangkok, Thailand
September 19-20, 2019

30th Annual Meeting on Nutrition & Food Sciences

Osaka, Japan
September 25-26, 2019

18th World Congress on Nutrition and Food Chemistry

Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 07-08, 2019

International Conference on Organic Farming

Bangkok, Thailand
October 21-22, 2019

2nd World Congress on Food and Nutrition

Helsinki, Finland
October 30-31, 2019

Nutrition & Food Sciences

Tokyo, Japan
November 14-15, 2019,

2nd Annual Meeting on Nutrition & Dietetics

Zagreb | Croatia
November 15-16, 2019

Nutrition & Eating disorders

Tokyo, Japan
November 29-30, 2019

World Summit on Nutrition, Obesity, Dietetics and Eating Disorders

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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