Malnutrition Facts: Obesity and Malnutrition are Linked Together

July 15, 2010

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The commonest form of malnutrition in the western world is obesity.~Mervyn Deitel

Obesity and malnutrition are linked. Malnutrition isn’t about only starving and a severe lack of food. That is just one form of malnutrition. The definition of malnutrition is as follows:

Malnutrition is the insufficient, excessive or imbalanced consumption of nutrients.

Form the above definition of malnutrition it is easy to conclude that lots and lots of diseases and severe medical conditions can be attributed to malnutrition. Dependent on what nutrients lack form your daily diet, you can get different types of malnutrition and side-effects. Sometimes, the side-effect can be even deadly.

Malnutrition can lead to scurvy, rickets, anemia, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, starvation, obesity, death… And those are just the most common effect malnutrition. There are plenty more little known health problems triggered by malnutrition.

The most common disease triggered in the western world by malnutrition is obesity. Yes, obesity is a diseases, and more and more doctors start to treat it as such. The bad part of obesity is that it is very similar to malnutrition on the effect it has on your body. Obesity tends to increase the risk of getting certain diseases and it radically increases the effects of any current health issues you might already have. Obesity is like an energizer for your health problems, making them even more dangerous and deadly.

That is why you should make sure you have a balanced healthy diet. That is the best to fend off lots of health problems so you can enjoy a long and happy life. The sooner you’ll start the better it will be. Make sure your body gets all the vitamins and minerals it requires. Give your body healthy proteins, carbs and fats. Take care of your body and your body will take care of you.

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