Malnutrition Symptoms

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  • 1. 'Malnutrition.' World Health Organization, 15 April 2020, www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/malnutrition
  • 2. Saunders, John and Trevor Smith. Malnutrition: Causes and Consequences. Clinical Medicine, vol. 10, no. 6, 2010, 624-627
  • 3. 'Malnutrition Symptoms.' National Health Service UK, 7 Feb. 2020, www.nhs.uk/conditions/malnutrition/symptoms/
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Stunting

Stunting is characterized as low height based on a person's age.1‘Malnutrition.’ World Health Organization, 15 April 2020, www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/malnutrition Malnutrition causes the body to seek energy and nutrients from other sources from which it might not ordinarily draw.2Saunders, John and Trevor Smith. Malnutrition: Causes and Consequences. Clinical Medicine, vol. 10, no. 6, 2010, 624-627

This includes sourcing bone and muscle for reserves that might guard against starvation, preventing an individual from continuing to grow and reach a height appropriate for their age. According to the World Health Organization, 159 million people around the world are stunted as a result of malnutrition.1‘Malnutrition.’ World Health Organization, 15 April 2020, www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/malnutrition

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