From a QUAC Stick to a Compositional Assessment of Man’s Nutritional Status

  • Josef Brožek
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 49)


Let us begin with a brief, selective bibliographic review. The recommendations for the anthropometric appraisal of nutritional status, formulated by the enlarged Committee on Nutrition1 Anthropometry, of the (U.S.) National Research Council, were published in 1956 in Human Biology1 and as an introduction to a volume entitled Body Measurements and the Evaluation of Nutritional Status.2


Body Composition Nutritional Status Total Body Water Body Measurement Physical Anthropology 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Brožek
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehigh UniversityBethlehemUSA

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