Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease

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Victor R. Preedy
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 2, 2012 - Medical - 3107 pages
Although its underlying concept is a relatively simple one—the measurement of the human body and its parts—anthropometry employs a myriad of methods and instruments, and is useful for a variety of purposes, from understanding the impact of disease on individuals to tracking changes in populations over time. The first interdisciplinary reference on the subject, the Handbook of Anthropometry brings this wide-ranging field together: basic theory and highly specialized topics in normal and abnormal anthropometry in terms of health, disease prevention, and intervention. Over 140 self-contained chapters cover up-to-date indices, the latest studies on computerized methods, shape-capturing systems, and bioelectrical impedance, data concerning single tissues and whole-body variables, and reports from different areas of the world. Chapters feature helpful charts and illustrations, cross-references to related chapters are included, and key points are presented in bullet form for ease of comprehension. Together, the Handbook’s thirteen sections entail all major aspects of anthropometrical practice and research, including: Tools and techniques. Developmental stages, from fetus to elder. Genetic diseases, metabolic diseases, and cancer. Exercise and nutrition. Ethnic, cultural, and geographic populations. Special conditions and circumstances. The Handbook of Anthropometry is an invaluable addition to the reference libraries of a broad spectrum of health professionals, among them health scientists, physicians, physiologists, nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, public health researchers, epidemiologists, exercise physiologists, and physical therapists. It is also useful to college-level students and faculty in the health disciplines, as well as to policymakers and ergonomists.

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Tools and Techniques in Anthropometry General Methods
Tools and Techniques in Anthropometry Water Hydration and Surface Area
Tools and Techniques in Anthropometry Muscle
Tools and Techniques in Anthropometry Adipose Tissue Other Compartments and Relationships
Regions and Anatomical Areas of the Body Head and Face
Regions and Anatomical Areas of the Body Limbs Extremities and Bones
Regions and Anatomical Areas of the Body Joints and Digits
Anthropometry in Genetic Disease and Polymorphisms
Anthropometry in Cancer
Anthropometry in Exercise and Sport Activities
Anthropometry in Metabolic Disease and Obesity
Anthropometry in Diabetes
Anthropometry in Cardiovascular Disease
Anthropometry in Organ Disease
Anthropometry in Special Conditions and Circumstances

Regions and Anatomical Areas of the Body Abdominal and Trunk Regions
Regions and Anatomical Areas of the Body Sensory Organs
Regions and Anatomical Areas of the Body Internal Organs Other Tissues and Regions
Anthropometry of Pregnancy Prenatal and Postnatal Aspects
Anthropometry of Infants and Children
Anthropometry of Puberty and Adolescence in Health and Disease
Anthropometry of MiddleAged and Aged in Health and Disease
Anthropometry in Ethnic Groups and Cultural and Geographical Diversity
Anthropometry and Nutrition General Aspects
Anthropometry and Nutrition Micro and MacroNutrients
Biomechanical and Ergonomic Aspects
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Professor Victor R. Preedy BSc DSc FIBiol FRCPath FRSH FRIPH FRSPH

Victor R Preedy is currently Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, King's College London and Honorary Professor of Clinical Biochemistry in the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, King's College Hospital. He is also Director of the Genomics Centre, Kings College London. He is presently a member of the School of Medicine, King’s College London. Professor Preedy gained his Ph.D. in 1981 and in 1992 he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists, based on his published works. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. In 1993 he gained a D.Sc. degree for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism. Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health (2004). In 2009 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). Professor Preedy has written or edited over 550 articles, which includes over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research and 85 reviews and 30 books. His interests pertain to matters concerning nutrition and health at the individual and societal levels.

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