BMI and undernutrition in the older subjects.

In recent years there has been a proliferation of nutrition screening tools but under nutrition remains prevalent amongst older subjects. Screening tools commonly include BM1 as the widely-accepted ‘gold standard’ indicator of malnutrition. Whilst BM1 may be an appropriate tool for population studies when it can be measured accurately in research conditions, the use of…

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Undernutrition in in early life and influence on adolescent body composition

Undernutrition in early life and body composition on reaching adolescence in males. Gigante et al, British Journal of Nutrition 2007, 97, 949-954In middle- and high-income countries there is an epidemic of excess weight and obesity. This has attracted a number of studies to determine the early determinants of adult size. One possibility is that individuals…

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