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.
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.