Malnutrition - A condition that affects 33 million people in Europe

The Medical Nutrition International Industry (MNI) has developed an infographic to explain malnutrition, a condition that affects 33 million people in Europe.

Malnutrition can affect everyone, including:

  • 1 in 3 patients in care homes
  • 1 in 3 older people living independently
  • 1 in 4 patients in hospitals
  • 1 in 3 cancer patients

Malnutrition is associated with higher complications rate and risk of infections, longer hospital stays and increased mortality.

In this infographic, MNI summarises the prevalence, consequences, and estimated costs of malnutrition and it highlights recommendations to tackle it.

Download the infographic here.