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Is Obesity is a form of Malnutrition?

The Research Studies states that there are 155 million overweight or obese school-age children in the world, i.e., one in ten; and there are 148 million underweight children under 5 years of age, equal to 25% of the undernourished world population. While many place the responsibility squarely on the shoulders of the individuals, there are many factors other than personal choice and will power that influence what we eat.  One of them is malnutrition.  We don’t usually think of a person who is overweight as someone who is malnourished. Historically malnourishment was associated with underweight and starvation. Many Institutes of Health define malnutrition as the condition that occurs when your body does not get enough nutrients. That can occur even when one is eating enormous amounts of foods when the foods have little or no nutritional value.  The human brain is incredibly intelligent and sensitive to what goes on in the body. It will signal the lungs to breathe, the kidneys to flush, the…

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