Principles of Nutritional Assessment

Principles of Nutritional Assessment

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This comprehensive text is the first to provide a detailed discussion of dietary, anthropometric, laboratory, and clinical nutritional assessment procedures used in both hospitals and communities. Offering an international perspective it covers the scientific basis, advantages, limitations, and applicability of different methods, as well as the use of appropriate reference data. Quantitative aspects of dietary assessment are stressed and highly informative sections of precision and validity are included. The anthropometric section gives readers a detailed review of available reference data and methods for assessing body composition in the community and laboratory. The growing importance of trace elements in human nutrition, and new developments in the nutritional assessment of hospital patients, are also highlighted.show more

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  • Hardback | 708 pages
  • 164.8 x 248.4 x 38.1mm | 1,174.44g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous illustrations and tables
  • 0195058380
  • 9780195058383

Table of contents

Introduction; Food consumption at the national and household level; Food consumption of individuals; Assessment of nutrient intakes from food consumption data; Measurement errors in dietary assessment; Precision in dietary assessment; Validity in dietary assessments methods; Evaluation of nutrient intake data; Anthropometric assessment; Anthropometric assessment of growth; Anthropometric assessment of body composition; Anthropometric reference data; Evaluation of anthropometric indices; Laboratory assessment of body composition; Laboratory assessment; Assessment of protein status; Assessment of iron status; Assessment of the status of vitamins, A, D, and E; Assessment of vitamin C status; Assessment of the status of thiamin, riboflavin and niacin; Assessment of vitamin B-6; Assessment of the status of folate and vitamin B-12; Assessment of calcium phosphorus and magnesium status; Assessment of trace element status; Clinical assessment; Nutritional assessment of hospital patients.show more

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