CSP: disorder of nutrition due to unbalanced or insufficient diet or to defective assimilation or utilization of nutrients.,NCI: A condition caused by not getting enough calories or the right amount of key nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, that are needed for health. Malnutrition may occur when there is a lack of nutrients in the diet or when the body cannot absorb nutrients from food. Cancer and cancer treatment may cause malnutrition.,MEDLINEPLUS: <p>Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. If you don't get enough nutrients -- including <a href=''>proteins</a>, <a href=''>carbohydrates</a>, <a href=''>fats</a>, <a href=''>vitamins</a>, and <a href=''>minerals</a> - you may suffer from malnutrition.</p><p>Causes of malnutrition

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