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Elsewhere On The Web
KidsHealth.org: Hunger and Malnutrition
Mayo Clinic: Senior Health, How to prevent and detect malnutrition
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 
USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS): WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
World Health Organization: Nutrition
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

John Hopkins Children's Center. Malnutrition. Available online at http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/Malnutrition.aspx through http://www.hopkinschildrens.org. Accessed February 2013.

(©2013 WHO) World Health Organization. Parasitic Diseases. Available online at http://www.who.int/vaccine_research/diseases/soa_parasitic/en/index2.html through http://www.who.int. Accessed March 2013.

(©2013 WHO) World Health Organization. Malnutrition. Available online at http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/diseases/malnutrition/en/ through http://www.who.int. Accessed March 2013.

Amirkalali, B., Sharifi F., Fakhrzadeh, H., Mirarefein, M., Ghaderpanahi, M., Badamchizadeh, Z., Larijani, B. (2010 May) Low serum leptin serves as a biomarker of malnutrition in elderly patients. Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20579523 through http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed February 2013.

Föcker, M., Timmesfeld, N., Scherag, S., Bühren, K., Langkamp, M., Dempfle, A., Sheridan, E., de Zwaan, M., Fleischhaker, C., Herzog, W., Egberts, K., Zipfel, S., Herpertz-Dahlmann, B., Hebebrand, J. Screening for anorexia nervosa via measurement of serum leptin levels. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21258826 throughhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed February 2013.

Parrish, C. Serum proteins as markers of nutrition: what are we treating? Practical Gastroenterology. October 2006. Available online through http://www.medicine.virginia.edu. Accessed March 2013.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

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Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (2001). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 5th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

Malnutrition in the Elderly. Nutrition Screening Initiative [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/x16093.xml through http://www.aafp.org.

Beck, F. and Rosenthal, T. (2002 April 15). Prealbumin: A Marker for Nutritional Evaluation [24 paragraphs]. American Family Physician [On-line journal]. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020415/1575.html through http://www.aafp.org.

Beck, F. and Rosenthal, T. (2002 April 15). Evaluation and Treatment of Weight Loss in Adults with HIV Disease. American Family Physician [On-line journal]. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020415/1575.html through http://www.aafp.org.

Krugman, S. and Dubowitz, H. (2003 September 1). Failure to Thrive. American Family Physician [On-line journal]. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/afp/20030901/879.html through http://www.aafp.org.

Chapter 2. Malnutrition. Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Section 1. Nutritional Disorders [On-line journal]. Available online at http://www.merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/section1/chapter2/2a.jsp through http://www.merck.com.

Evans, W. (2001 September 24). Aging and Malnutrition: Treatment Guidelines. Medscape Today, Clinical Update [On-line information and CME]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewprogram/715 through http://www.medscape.com.

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Demling, R. and DeSanti, L. (2001). Involuntary Weight Loss and Protein-Energy Malnutrition: Diagnosis and Treatment. Medscape Today, Clinical Update [On-line information and CME]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewprogram/713 through http://www.medscape.com.

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Webner, D. (2003 September 8, Updated). Malnutrition. MEDLINEplus Health Information, Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000404.htm.

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