Health, Fitness, And Nutrition

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Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

Health, Fitness, and Nutrition


The nutritional problems of patients can be divided into those that concern macronutrients (protein, energy) and those that concern micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and electrolytes). The easiest and most useful way to assess the protein and energy status of patients is with the subjective global assessment (SGA), which is a qualitative assessment of the severity of a patient's malnutrition based on the history of gastrointestinal symptoms, sustained inadequate food intake, weight loss and poor functional status, coupled with a physical examination focused on the identification of muscle wasting, fat loss and edema.[3],[4] In ...
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