Clinical Nutrition
Lesson 1: Clinical Nutrition


Clinical nutrition is a vast dynamic diverse field which encompasses pathogenesis of deficiency diseases, aetiology, prevalence, clinical signs and symptoms, clinical manifestations and nutrients involved in management of diseases.

Clinical nutrition is gaining pace today as mounting scientific evidence regarding the key role of nutrients in the and prevention of diseases is being put forth. Under nutrition and over nutrition in the form of obesity and chronic degenerative diseases seems to be prevalent in the society posing dual burden in management of health and nutritional status of populations.

Both undernutrition and over nutrition are strongly associated with faulty and unhealthy eating habits. Thus, Clinical Nutrition involves application of research based evidence to aid in the care of individuals at risk for diet related diseases.


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