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Oct 14, 2021

Malnutrition Awareness Week 11-17th October

Malnutrition is a common health problem and it is estimated there are about 3 million people who are malnourished in the UK at any time. Malnutrition is caused by either an inadequate diet, poor appetite or a problem absorbing nutrients from food.

The most common sign of risk of malnutrition is unintentional loss of weight in the last 3-6 months, although other signs can include:

  1. Weak muscles
  2. Feeling tired all the time
  3. Low mood
  4. An increase in illnesses or infections
  5. +/- altered bowel habit e.g.malabsorption symptoms such as steatorrhoea

NCUK Diet & Nutrition page:

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