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    What is malnutrition?

    Malnutrition affects people affects people of all ages and income levels. In this article we explore what is malnutrition, what are the factors that affect it, how to assess malnutrition and how to address malnutrition. What is malnutrition? “Malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients. The term malnutrition covers 2 broad groups of conditions. One is ‘undernutrition’-which includes stunting (low height for age), wasting (low weight for height), underweight (low weight for age) and micronutrient deficiencies or insufficiencies (a lack of important vitamins and minerals). The other is overweight, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases (such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer)”…