An insight to protein energy malnutrition

  • Miss. Sanaya Shelke MIT College of Food Technology, Pune, India
  • Mr.Tejas S. Dongare Army Institute of Management & Technology, Noida
  • Prof. Deepti Chaudhari MIT College of Food Technology, Pune, India
  • Sameer Kumar Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
Keywords: malnutrition, nutrients, energy


Malnutrition refers to the receipt of any nutrients for too little or too many .Health complications, including impaired growth, eye problems, diabetes and heart disease, can lead to this. Worldwide, hunger affects many individuals. Depending on their weather, way of life and finances, some populations have a high chance of developing some kinds of malnutrition. Malnutrition is a disease arising from lack or overconsumption of nutrients. People who are malnourished often have vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Micronutrient deficiencies can also occur due to over consumption, though. One can be be overweight or obese due to excessive calorie intake but not get enough vitamins and minerals simultaneously. This is because food products that contribute to over-nutrition are high in calories and fat, but poor in other nutrients, such as snacks that are loaded with refined sugar or fried snacks.


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How to Cite
Shelke S, Dongare T, Chaudhari D, Kumar S. An insight to protein energy malnutrition. FASJ [Internet]. 2020Dec.28 [cited 2021Jun.18];2(01):7-12. Available from:
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