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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

What are the differences between individual and external or environmental factors that determine nutrition status and health? Give examples for how each type is monitored.

Summary Introduction

To discuss: The differences between individual and external or environmental factors that determine nutrition status and health.

Introduction: Nutrition status and health condition are closely related to each other. This interdependence is described by the nutritional value of the diet, and level of nutrients in the body. One very important aspect of this relation is contiguous maintenance of normal metabolic integrity, which can be obtained through the monitoring of factors contributing to nutrition status and health. The factors here are both at the individual level and in the external or environmental level.

Explanation

A complex interaction between the individual and the external or environmental factors determine the nutrition status and health condition of a particular person. Both of them are important necessary components, but there are a few differences in the manner they act. The differences between individual and external or environmental factors determining nutrition status and health are discussed below.

While the individual factors include their age, sex, biological and genetic composition impacting the nutrition status, the external factors include public safety, and living and working conditions. Though these two categories of factors have identical effects on nutrition status and health condition of a particular person, they are different...

Summary Introduction

To provide: Examples for how each type is monitored.

Introduction: A complex interaction between the individual and the external or environmental factors determine the nutrition status and health condition of a particular person. Though these two categories of factors have identical effects on nutrition status and health condition of a particular person, they are different.

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