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Overnutrition or hyperalimentation is a form of malnutrition in which nutrients are oversupplied relative to the amounts required for normal growth, development, and metabolism.

The term can refer to:

For mineral excess, see:

Hyperalimentation may also refers to a state where quantities of food consumed are greater than appropriate.[1] It includes overeating, as well as other routes of administration such as in parenteral nutrition.

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The Merck Manual - Malnutrition