oa South African Medical Journal - A new approach to the definition and evaluation of nutrition status and its application to adult male labourers



The prevalence of undernutrition in the world's most densely populated countries has made it imperative to devise a new and simple approach to the evaluation of nutritional status that is based on the maintenance requirements of population groups at different levels of physical development, and will enable the investigator to state whether the current food intake of a particular group is adequate to maintain it in its existing condition or will cause a deterioration or an improvement.


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