Open Access Opinion

Malnutrition in Developing Countries, From Undernutrition to Obesity!

Amar Al Shibli1 and Haydar Jawad Al Rufaye2*

1Consultant Pediatrician, Tawam Hospital, UAE

2Pediatric Resident, Tawam Hospital, UAE

Corresponding Author

Received Date: August 08, 2019;  Published Date: August 21, 2019


Malnutrition is defined as deficiencies, excesses, or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and/or nutrients. It addresses 3 conditions which are; undernutrition, micronutrient-related malnutrition and overweight (WHO 2019). Every country in the world has one or more forms of malnutrition and combating malnutrition has always been one of the most important goals of healthcare.

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