Disease related malnutrition costs the EU 120 billion euros per year

By 10. November 2011Blog, Health, Nutrition

There should be EU-wide mandatory nutritional risk screening. This is the call coming from leading policy makers, scientists, industrial representatives and insurance groups from across Europe ahead of the EU nutrition day tomorrow (10.11.11).

ESPEN-affiliated Professors from across Europe warned that “…We are measuring the health and economic impact of malnutrition in Europe, and the statistics are bleak. 20 million people in the EU suffer from malnutrition. In hospitals malnutrition affects 40% of all patients and in care homes it is even higher at around 60%…”

Further details can be found in the press release.