Other Names:
Harmful excess of nutrients of dietary origin

Overnutrition (also known as 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.

Overnutrition can lead to:

Obesity, a disorder which occurs by eating more calories than one burns, as well as: Oversupplying a specific nutrient, such as dietary minerals or vitamin poisoning.

For mineral excess, see:

Iron poisoning, and Low sodium diet (a response to excess sodium).

Overnutrition may also refer to greater food consumption than appropriate, as well as other feeding procedures such as parenteral nutrition.

Broader Problems:
Narrower Problems:
Related Problems:
Unhealthy diet
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST