Laboratory Tests for the Assessment of Nutritional Status, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Laboratory Tests for the Assessment of Nutritional Status explores the expanded number of nutrients that can now be evaluated. The author ma kes a compelling case for the practice and advancement of this critica l health care tool. Nutritional assessment identifies undernutrition, overnutrition, specific nutrition deficiencies, and imbalances. Dilige nt assessment determines the appropriate nutrition intervention and mo nitors its effects.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

This book is a standard in the field of nutrition. It is unique in that it is more than just a listing of protocols but rather, a guide to or critique of protocols. For each nutrient of disease state, the background of the problem, symptoms, scientific basis of analysis, interpretation of results and applicability are given.

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Compiles the latest information from investigations that were initiated by the US military in the 1950s. Updating the 1974 edition he co-authored, Sauberlich (nutrition sciences, U. of Alabama- Birmingham) describes tests for water-soluble, fat-soluble, and quasi- vitamin vitamins; minerals, among them body electrolytes, macrominerals, and trace and ultratrace elements; protein-energy malnutrition; and essential fatty acid deficiencies. For some substances and conditions, he reports the results of tests rather than set out the procedure of how to conduct any particular one of them. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849385063
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/27/1999
  • Series: Modern Nutrition Series, #21
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Water-Soluble Vitamins
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin B-1 (Thiamin)
Vitamin B-2 ( Riboflavin)
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
Folate (Folic Acid, Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid, Folacin)
Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin, Corrinoids)
Niacin (Nicotinic Acid, Nicotinamide)
Pantothenic Acid
Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Vitamin A (Retinol)
Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E (Tocopherols)
Vitamin K (Phylloquinones)
Semi- or Quasi-Vitamins
Mineral Nutrition
Trace Elements
Ultratrace Elements
Protein Energy Malnutrition
Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency


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