Malnutrition

Definition:

Condition that occurs when your body does not get enough nutrients
  • Starvation is a form of malnutrition
  • Problem all over the world, especially in children
  • Effects 34 million children and at least 1 million die

Symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Weight loss

Treatment:

  • Replace missing nutrients
  • Fix any current medical issues

To Prevent:

  • Eat a well balanced diet
  • Get all needed nutrience

When was it discovered?

  • 1940's
  • Canadians starved children to study malnutrition