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What is meant by calorie malnutrition?
Last Updated: 23rd April, 2020
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Also to know is, what is calorie malnutrition?
Protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) (also called protein-energy malnutrition or PEM) occurs when a child doesn't eat enough protein and energy (measured by calories) to meet nutritional needs.
Beside above, what is the term malnutrition? Malnutrition. Malnutrition is a condition that results from eating a diet in which one or more nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. It may involve calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins or minerals.
Also to know, what does protein calorie malnutrition mean?
Protein Calorie Malnutrition. Protein-energy malnutrition is the state of decreased body pools of protein with or without fat depletion, or a state of diminished functional capacity caused at least in part by inadequate nutrient intake relative to nutrient demand.
What are the 4 types of malnutrition?
Various forms of malnutrition
- There are 4 broad sub-forms of undernutrition: wasting, stunting, underweight, and deficiencies in vitamins and minerals.
- Low weight-for-height is known as wasting.
- Low height-for-age is known as stunting.
- Children with low weight-for-age are known as underweight.