Overweight and MAlnourished...Is it possible?

The short answer is YES, it most definitely is possible to be overweight and malnourished. It is a common misconception that malnourishment is associated with being underweight, however the term malnourished is derived from mal- prefix, meaning "badly," and the Latin root nutrire, "to feed."


Malnourishment occurs when there is insufficient or an imbalance of nutrients needed for health and growth. 


Weight gain can in fact be a symptom of malnourishment....how? i hear you say. Well if the body does