Biochemical Parameters and the Nutritional Status of Children: Novel Tools for Assessment, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Biochemical Parameters and the Nutritional Status of Children

Novel Tools for Assessment, 1st Edition

By Anil Gupta

CRC Press

96 pages

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Hardback: 9780367419813
pub: 2020-05-19
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Biochemical parameters represent better, precise and objective tools towards the assessment of nutritional status of children in comparison to anthropometric, clinical and dietary methods. They constitute laboratory tests to estimate the concentration of circulating nutrients in the body fluids. Biochemical parameters are suggestive of acute or subclinical condition when the other methods of nutritional assessment fail to interpret the condition. These parameters exhibit substantial variability in their reproducibility. Moreover, these parameters are novel tools in the hands of the clinicians for the screening of nutritional status of children.

Key Features

  • Covers latest biochemical parameters for nutritional assessment
  • Updated content useful for clinicians, nutritionists, general practitioners
  • A unique and concise treatise covering descriptive and research-based work over a crucial health issue of worldwide prevalence

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Concept of Nutrition


Chapter 2

Biochemical Parameters and Protein Energy Malnutrition


Chapter 3

Biochemical Parameters and Childhood Obesity


Chapter 4

Biochemical Parameters and Childhood Nutritional Anemia


Chapter 5

Biochemical Parameters, Childhood Diarrhoea, and Malabsorption Syndrome

About the Author

Dr. Anil Gupta is currently serving as Dean Research at Desh Bhagat University in Mandi Gobindgarh in Punjab, India. Additionally, he is the professor and head in the department of physiology and biochemistry at Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital.

He graduated in Bio-Sciences from Punjab University in 1989. He obtained his Bachelors in Dental Surgery from University of Poona in 1984. Later on, he did his Masters in Biochemistry in 2009 and completed his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2012 from SJJT University, Rajasthan.

He is persistently pursuing post-doctoral research at Srinivas University in Mangaluru in Karnataka, India. His post-doc research is related to "Nutritional Status of Children between 2 years to below 5 years of Age." He presented research papers in reputed universities like Thaper University, Patiala, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, Punjabi University, Patiala, M. D. University, Rohtak, Arya P. G. College under Kurukshetra University.

To his credit, more than 30 research papers have been accepted and published in high impact, peer reviewed and indexed journals. During his academic career, he has been accorded with merit certificates, merit scholarships and Gold and silver medals.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Anatomy
MEDICAL / Biochemistry
MEDICAL / Nursing / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Nutrition
MEDICAL / Pediatrics