Flashcards in Nutrition in Medicine Deck (4)
What is undernutrition?
A form of malnutrition resulting from a reduced supply of food, or from an inability to digest, assimilate and utilise the necessary nutrients.
How can clinical anthropometrics be used to assess nutrition?
In order to assess weight you can conduct a skin fold thickness test for fat, or measure the mid upper arm circumference
What does an individual's total energy expenditure depend upon?
Basal metabolic rate, thermic effect of food, physical activity and stress factors