Malnutrition is the condition that results from taking an unbalanced diet in which certain nutrients are lacking, in excess, or in the wrong proportions. A number of different nutritional disorders may arise, depending on which nutrients are under or overabundant in the diet. In this book, the authors examine topical research regarding the risk factors and health effects of malnutrition. Some of the topics discussed in the book include metabolic disorders due to nutritional changes during the prenatal stage; malnutrition in the elderly; malnutrition in inflammatory bowel diseases and genotoxic effects of malnutrition and infections in children.
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