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Weight Management and Obesity by Courtney Winston Paolicelli

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Chapter 4

Nutrition Assessment

The first step in the nutritional management of a patient seeking weight guidance is a full nutrition assessment. Nutrition assessment typically involves the evaluation of anthropometric measurements, biochemical data, and physical signs and symptoms, as well as a thorough interview with the patient. This chapter will review each of these aspects of nutrition assessment and explain how they can inform the rest of the weight management program.

Anthropometric Measurements

Anthropometric measurements, or anthropometrics, are physical measurements of the body. They include measurements commonly obtained in clinical settings, such as height and weight, as well as other measurements, such as percent body fat, that require ...

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