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Title: Overnutrition  
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Overnutrition or hyperalimentation is a form of malnutrition in which the intake of nutrients is oversupplied. The amount of nutrients exceeds the amount required for normal growth, development, and metabolism.

The term can also refer to:

For mineral excess, see:

Overnutrition may also refers to greater food consumption than appropriate,[1] as well as other feeding procedures such as parenteral nutrition.

See also


  1. ^ "hyperalimentation" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary

The Merck Manual - Malnutrition

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