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Journal Article

Nutritional assessment. 2nd ed.  [1996]

Lee R.D.; Nieman D.C.; FAO, Cairo (Egypt). Regional Office for the Near East. ESCWA, Baghdad (Iraq). [Corporate Author]

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Discusses the relationships between diet and health. Gives an introduction to the topic of nutritional assessment; reviews the wide assortment of standards for nutrient intake, such as the 1989 Recommended Dietary Allowances, the Food Exchange System, and the Food Guide Pyramid, and gives practical guidelines for their use; outlines methods for measuring diet and the strengths and weaknesses of each technique; interprets the results from the Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and other diet and nutrition surveys; summarizes trends in the American diet; reviews eight computerized dietary analysis systems and discusses their operating features, nutrient databases, and overall strengths and weaknesses; surveys anthropometric techniques for both healthy and ill people, with descriptions of how to measure body skinfolds and circumferences and then make appropriate decisions on classification; reviews nutritional assessment as it relates to prevention of coronary heart disease, hypertension, osteoporosis, and diabetes; interprets seventeen different laboratory tests and discusses biochemical methods for assessing protein, iron, calcium, and other nutrient status; gives an overview of the clinical assessment of nutritional status; and reviews the major theories and techniques of both individual and group counseling methods.

Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2012
All titles:
"Nutritional assessment. 2nd ed."@eng
Other:
"ill. bibliographical ref.and index. AVAILABILITY: US (DNAL RC621.L43 1996)."
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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2012
All titles:
"Nutritional assessment. 2nd ed."@eng
Other:
"ill. bibliographical ref.and index. AVAILABILITY: US (DNAL RC621.L43 1996)."