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Laboratory Tests for the Assessment of Nutritional Status

2nd Edition

By Howerde E. Sauberlich

CRC Press

512 pages

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Proper nutrition is the single most important component of preventative health care. Heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments are all linked to dietary habits. Accurate nutritional assessment can be a matter of life or death.

Laboratory Tests for the Assessment of Nutritional Status explores the expanded number of nutrients that can now be evaluated. The author makes a compelling case for the practice and advancement of this critical health care tool. Nutritional assessment identifies undernutrition, overnutrition, specific nutrition deficiencies, and imbalances. Diligent assessment determines the appropriate nutrition intervention and monitors its effects.

This book is a total revision of the 1974 version of the same title co -authored by Sauberlich. Since then, remarkable progress has been made on the methodologies applicable to nutrition status assessment and to the expanded number of nutrients that can be evaluated, especially trace elements. The introduction of high-performance liquid chromatography, amperometric detectors, and other technologies has advanced nutritional assessment by leaps and bounds. Today, nutritionists can gauge the value of microminerals, trace elements, and ultratrace elements. Sauberlich's revision updates the reader to the latest and most important trends in nutrition. These laboratory methods for the assessment of nutritional status are vital for identifying individuals as well as populations with nutritional risks.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Vitamins

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

Biotin

Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Vitamin A (Retinol)

Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)

Vitamin E (Tocopherols)

Vitamin K (Phylloquinones)

Semi- or Quasi-Vitamins

Carnitine

Choline

Myo-Inositol

Taurine

Mineral Nutrition

Electrolytes

Sodium

Potassium

Chloride

Macrominerals

Calcium

Phosphorus

Magnesium

Trace Elements

Iron

Iodine

Zinc

Copper

Selenium

Manganese

Chromium

Molybdenum

Sulfur

Ultratrace Elements

Protein Energy Malnutrition

Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED060000
MEDICAL / Nutrition
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science