Malnutrition Is Not Only In The Underweight

March 15, 2021

An article I wrote for Diabetes Management Journal last year on the issue of the existence of malnutrition in obesity.

I wrote this article for Diabetes Management Journal last year on the issue of the existence of malnutrition in obesity. The journal is one for doctors and health practitioners mostly, but many of you reading my blogs might find it of interest.  

Just because someone looks large, it doesn’t mean they are eating enough nutrients to keep their bodies going. Body fat is only an energy store. All the same nutrients from food are still essential to keep an individual going, to protect from illness, to resist infection and recovery. Unfortunately this can be forgotten when people see a larger individual and the thinking is too often simplistically “just eat less food”.

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