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Overnutrition



Overnutrition is a form of malnutrition in which nutrients are oversupplied relative to the amounts required for normal growth, development, and metabolism.

Additional recommended knowledge

The term can refer to obesity brought on by general overeating of foods high in caloric content, as well as the oversupply of a specific nutrient or categories of nutrients, such as mineral or vitamin poisoning due to excessive intake of dietary supplements, or nutritional imbalances caused by various fad diets.

References

The Merck Manual - Malnutrition

 
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