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  • n. A form of malnutrition in which nutrients are oversupplied relative to the amounts required for normal growth, development, and metabolism.

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Examples

  • An editorial accompanying the study said that because the diet increase "the risks of overnutrition beyond that detected by body mass index…the magnitude of the obesity epidemic may have been underestimated."

    New Ways Calories Can Add Up to Weight Gain

  • Discussed are newer concerns about potential overnutrition in the current food landscape available to older adults.

    Food Pyramid Modernized for Older Adults

  • It is one of the larger paradoxes of our time that the very same food policies that have contributed to overnutrition in the first world are now contributing to undernutrition in the third.

    Farmer in Chief

  • Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Bristol have examined the extent to which income inequality is predictive of the double nutritional burden of undernutrition and overnutrition in India.

    September 5th, 2007

  • They found that people living in Indian states with high levels of income inequality experienced a greater risk of both under - and overnutrition, even after adjusting for various demographic, economic and behavioral variables.

    September 5th, 2007

  • In South Africa "women progressed from undernutrition to overnutrition, passing proper nutrition along the way," says Dr. Krisela Steyn, director of the South African Medical Research Council's Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Unit.

    BIG TROUBLE

  • In looking at food, nutrition, and the perverse phenomenon of overnutrition, many of us have had occasion to notice and cite the fact that worldwide, roughly the same number of people are starving as are overweight.

    Talking to the Author of ‘Stuffed and Starved’ - Bitten Blog - NYTimes.com

  • One's daily ration of calories refusing to go into the whole issue of overeating/overnutrition for the purposes of this discussion can just as easily be obtained by home cooking of thrifty supermarket purchases as it can by patronizing gourmet restaurants seven days a week.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • This overnutrition is a threat to our survival and it stimulates an innate immune response because that's the only response we have.

    Inflammation and diet | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • The innate immune system senses danger, reacts, but unlike the cut that heals or the bacteria that gets destroyed, the overnutrition continues.

    Inflammation and diet | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

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