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Anthropometric Approaches to the Nutritional Assessment of the Elderly

  • William Cameron Chumlea
  • Alex F. Roche
  • Maria L. Steinbaugh
Part of the Human Nutrition book series (HUNU, volume 6)

Abstract

The nutritional assessment of an elderly person needs to include data from medical and dietary histories, laboratory measurements, immune-testing results, and anthropometry in order to evaluate present nutritional status or changes in nutritional status as completely as is practical. Anthropometry can also be used to evaluate trends in nutritional status and to help to monitor the effects of nutritional intervention. This chapter discusses the importance of anthropometry in the assessment of nutritional status in the elderly.

Keywords

Body Composition Nutritional Status Elderly Person Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Nutritional Assessment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Cameron Chumlea
    • 1
  • Alex F. Roche
    • 1
  • Maria L. Steinbaugh
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Human Biology, Department of PediatricsWright State University School of MedicineDaytonUSA
  2. 2.Nutrition EducationRoss LaboratoriesColumbusUSA

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