Computer-aided Analysis of Dietary Nutrient and Fibre Intakes in Gastroenterology

  • A. S. McIntyre
  • M. Ibbotson
  • J. Duthie
  • S. P. Burnham
  • J. O’Brien
  • S. Day
  • W. R. Burnham
Conference paper

Abstract

In gastroenterology, assessment of food intake may be of value in the detection of dietary inadequacy and in planning and monitoring its treatment. The two major areas of interest are dietary fibre and protein/energy intakes. Dietary fibre is one of the major factors considered important in maintaining normal gut function. Among all hospital patients but especially those with gastrointestinal problems, protein/ energy malnutrition is common (Burnham 1982); there is evidence to suggest that this may result in an increased susceptibility to infection and postoperative complications. No accurate, simple and quick method of assessment of food containing these nutrients exists.

Keywords

Constipation 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Bland JM, Altman DG (1986) Statistical methods for assessing agreement between two methods of clinical measurement. Lancet i: 307–310CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Burnham WR (1982) Nutritional support of patients with gastrointestinal disease. Br J Clin Pharmacol 14: 315–324PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Ibbotson M (1987) PhD thesis (in press)Google Scholar
  4. James WPT, Bingham SA, Cole PJ (1981) Epidemiological assessment of dietary intake. Nutr Cancer 2: 203–212PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Marr J (1980) Individual variation in dietary intake. In: Turner M (ed) Preventive nutrition in society. John Libbey, LondonGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. McIntyre
  • M. Ibbotson
  • J. Duthie
  • S. P. Burnham
  • J. O’Brien
  • S. Day
  • W. R. Burnham

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations