Malnutrition

Malnutrition or malnourishment is a condition that results from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. It may involve calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins or minerals. Not enough nutrients are called under nutrition or undernourishment while too much is called over nutrition. Malnutrition is often used specifically to refer to under nutrition where there are not enough calories, protein, or micronutrients. If under nutrition occurs during pregnancy, or before two years of age, it may result in permanent problems with physical and mental development. Extreme undernourishment, known as starvation, may have symptoms that include: a short height, thin body, very poor energy levels, and swollen legs and abdomen. People also often get infections and are frequently cold. The symptoms of micronutrient deficiencies depend on the micronutrient that is lacking.

Undernourishment is most often due to not enough high-quality food being available to eat. This is often related to high food prices and poverty. A lack of breast feeding may contribute, as a number of infectious diseases such as: gastroenteritis, pneumonia, malaria, and measles, which increase nutrient requirements. There are two main types of under nutrition: protein-energy malnutrition and dietary deficiencies. Protein-energy malnutrition has two severe forms: marasmus (a lack of protein and calories) and kwashiorkor (a lack of just protein). Common micronutrient deficiencies include: a lack of iron, iodine, and vitamin A. During pregnancy, due to the body's increased need, deficiencies may become more common. In some developing countries, over nutrition in the form of obesity is beginning to present within the same communities as under nutrition. Other causes of malnutrition include anorexia nervosa and bariatric surgery.

Related: Clinical Nutrition Conferences 2018 | Nutritional Conferences | Public Health Nutrition | Food and Nutrition Conferences | Conference Series Ltd

  • Care needs for malnutrition, sarcopenia, and frailty
  • Nutrition, ageing, and physical functioning
  • Practicalities of rehabilitation for older patients
  • Malnutrition in infants
  • Marasmus role in malnutrition
  • Clinical syndrome: Kwashiorkor
  • Major micronutrients deficiencies
  • Nutrition and the physiology of malnutrition
  • Protein energy malnutrition

Related Conference of Malnutrition

May 24-26, 2018

15th International Conference on Clinical Nutrition

Vienna, Austria
June 06-07, 2018

International Conference on Obesity & Nutrition

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
June 11-13, 2018

21st European Nutrition and Dietetics Conference

Dublin, Ireland
July 09-10, 2018

21st World Congress on Nutrition & Food Sciences

Sydney, Australia
July 18-19, 2018

7th Annual congress on Probiotics, Nutrition and Microbes


Venue : Panorama Hotel Prague, Milevská 7, 140 63 Praha 4, Czech Republic
Aug 31-Sept 01, 2018

Annual Conference on Women and Maternal Nutrition and Care

Toronto, Ontario,Canada
September 7- 8, 2018

27th World Congress on Diet, Nutrition and Obesity

Auckland, New Zealand
September 13-15, 2018

17th World Congress on Nutrition and Food Chemistry

London, UK
September 19-20, 2018

22nd International Conference & Expo on Nutrition, Fitness and Health Management

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(10 Plenary Forums - 1Event)
September 21-22, 2018
Dallas, Texas, USA

International Conference on Public Health and Epidemic Diseases

Oct 17-18, 2018

International Conference on Food Production and Preservation

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Oct 18-20, 2018

Annual Congress on Nutrition & Healthcare

Paris, France
October 22-23, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands

World Congress on Nutraceuticals and Natural Medicine

November 14-16, 2018

4th International Conference on Sports Medicine and Fitness

Edinburgh, Scotland
October 31 - November 01, 2018

International conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics


San Francisco, California, USA
November 05-06, 2018

29th Annual Meeting on Nutrition & Food Sciences

Bangkok, Thailand
November 12-13, 2018

28th World Nutrition Congress

Sydney, Australia
November 26-27, 2018

22nd European Nutritional Science Congress

Barcelona, Spain
December 03-04, 2018
10 Plenary Forums - 1Event

International Conference on Food Technology: Quality, Safety & Regulatory

Chicago, Illinois, USA
March 07-09, 2019

20th International Congress on Nutrition & Health

Stockholm, Sweden
June 17-18, 2019.

21st World Congress on Nutrition & Food Sciences

Brisbane, Australia

Malnutrition Conference Speakers

Recommended Sessions

Related Journals

Are you interested in