Obesity and malnutrition
Which do you think costs more in Europe ? Obesity or malnutrition ?
According to Medical Nutrition International, malnutrition costs €170 billion a year, more than double the amount spent on obesity.
As many as 33 million Europeans are at risk of malnutrition, including 1 in 3 of older adults living independently.
The author of a new dossier presented to the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism warned : “Evidence shows that, even when identified as malnourished, up to 50% of patients aren’t given any kind of nutritional intervention.”
Which do you think deserves more attention in Europe ? Obesity or malnutrition ?
It has to be both.