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Malnutrition Isn’t Just a Third-World Problem

Oct 19, 2015
The Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery’s founder talks about the real nature of malnutrition.

Plano, TX, October 19, 2015 – When most people think about malnutrition, images of children from other countries who are desperate for food and support pop into their minds. There’s more to this condition, however, than meets the eye. In fact, malnutrition or poor nutrition is a concern that cuts across geographical boundaries and wears many faces.

“Malnutrition is a condition that can be found in people regardless of where they are from, how much they weigh or how regularly they eat,” explains Dr.  Nick Nicholson, founder and lead surgeon at the North Texas-based Nicholson Clinic, one of the top weight loss surgery centers in the country.  “Even those who are obese can suffer from the effects of poor nutrition.”

Malnourishment involves the improper intake of nutrients into the body. Even someone who eats three meals a day, for example, might be seriously lacking in certain nutrients, such as vitamin D, calcium and so on. It all comes down to what is consumed and how often a proper balance is enjoyed in the diet.

“Vitamin D deficiency is one of the biggest concerns among those who seek out bariatric surgery to help them address obesity,” says Dr. Nicholson. “This deficiency is growing increasingly common, especially since people are spending more time indoors to avoid the potentially damaging rays of the sun.”

It is recommended that people eat a healthy, well balanced diet to avoid the potential for vitamin deficiencies or outright malnourishment. To find out more about eating healthy, what supplements might be required in a personal diet and more, seek out advice from a physician or dietitian.

“Dietary deficiencies, if left unchecked, can give rise to a host of medical problems,” says Dr. Nicholson. “Proper nutrition – regardless of age or weight – is critical for promoting and maintaining good health.”

To find out more about the Nicholson Clinic, its locations and the services it provides, visit it online at

About Nicholson Clinic

Founded by Dr. Nick Nicholson, one of the country’s leading weight loss surgeons and co-author of “Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny,” the Nicholson Clinic for Weight Loss Surgery offers a variety of options to help patients gain control of their weight and their lives.