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What age groups suffer the most from malnutrition?

Updated: 9/6/2023
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Children, the elderly, and those suffering from disease are most at risk for malnutrition. People with higher nutrient needs (like children or pregnant/lactating women) may be at risk for malnutrition if they do not consume the appropriate nutrients.

Those suffering from/living with disease often have higher nutrient needs because their bodies are under a lot of stress, but may not be consuming enough to make up for their incredible needs.

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Malnutrition occurs when you are not getting sufficient nutrients in your diet. Homeless people and low income or poor families are the groups of people who are most vulnerable to malnutrition.

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Teenage Girls. Teenage Girls. Teenage girls some as young as 12.

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Anyone whose body chemistry becomes imbalanced for their particular metabolism.

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Anyone who does not eat a balanced diet is malnourished.

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Infants, young children, and teenagers need additional nutrients. So do women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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Young children and the elderly have the highest rate of long-term complications and death.

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Between the ages of 12 and 26.

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