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Malnourishment is a condition in which your body lacks or is unable to absorb the nutrients it needs to be healthy. Malnourishment often occurs as a result of not having enough food. It can also be the result of not eating a well-balanced diet. Malnourishment may also be caused by certain health conditions, including cancer and AIDS, and can be a side effect of gastric surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about malnourishment, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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With age, your body doesn’t absorb nutrients well, so every calorie you consume must be packed with nutrition. Here are 9 nutrients older adults often need more of.

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