As we all know that nutrition is one of the most important topics in our life. Many books have been written in this topic. This modest effort is another pearl in the sequence. This book has been designed in mind the mentality of the general reader's language which is easy to understand.
Nutritional status is the balance between the intake of nutrients by an organism and the expenditure of these in the processes of growth, reproduction, and health maintenance. Due to this process is highly complex and quite individualized, nutritional status assessment can be directed at a wide variety of aspects of nutriture. These range from nutrient levels in the body, to the products of their metabolism, and to the functional processes they regulate.
Nutritional status can be measured for individuals as well as for populations. Accurate measurement of individual nutritional status id required in clinical practice. Population measures are more important in research. They can be used to describe nutritional status of the group, to identify populations or population segments at risk for nutrition-related health consequences, and to evaluate interventions.
We hope that the discussion made in this book will help the readers to understand and learn about the different aspects of "Assessment of Nutritional Status" in a most comprehensive way to face the present and future challenges which occurred in this field.