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Malnutrition

Malnutrition can occur when a person's body is not getting enough nutrients. It can result from a poor or unbalanced diet, digestive difficulties, absorption problems or other medical conditions.

Malnutrition can lead to:

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Mayo Clinic (Senior health: How to prevent and detect malnutrition)

Last reviewed: July 2016

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Malnutrition | myVMC

Malnutrition occurs when an individual has insufficient energy to maintain their body's essential functions, including growth, maintenance and movement.

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Is malnutrition an issue in Australia? Dietitians Association of Australia

Is malnutrition an issue in Australia? Malnutritionis a major public health issue in Australia

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Malnutrition who is at risk and things to consider Dietitians Association of Australia

Malnutrition who is at risk and things to consider Malnutrition occurs over time if someone does not meet their nutritional needs

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Malnutrition - Lab Tests Online AU

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Dangers for adolescents

Because the period of adolescence is one of rapid growth and development, eating disorders are particularly dangerous for this age group as nutrition deficiency and malnutrition can interfere with crucial developments.

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Health Conditions Related to Nutrition | myVMC

Many health conditions are associated with food, either effecting the diet or resulting from the diet. These health conditions range from food allergies, to malnutrition or obesity, to anorexia and bulimia.

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PARENTERAL NUTRITION POCKETBOOK: FOR ADULTS

Parenteral nutrition (PN) refers to the intravenous infusion of specialised nutrition solution. This method of feeding may be required when the gastrointestinal tract is not functional or leaking, cannot be accessed, or the patient cannot be adequately nourished by oral or enteral means. In NSW, there are major variations in the way PN is administered in public hospitals.

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Prealbumin - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for prealbumin

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Coeliac disease - Lab Tests Online AU

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Nutrition in Children | myVMC

Child nutrition program food for healthy young children avoiding malnutrition diet

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