Classification and definition of protein-calorie malnutrition.

  title={Classification and definition of protein-calorie malnutrition.},
  author={John C Waterlow},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={3 5826},
The Eighth Joint Expert Committee on Nutrition of FAO and WHO1 emphasized the need for an accepted classification and definition of protein-calorie malnutrition. There are two pressing reasons for this. Bengoa' summarzed the available information about the frequency of protein-calorie malnutrition in different countries. There are many gaps, partly because for some countries there are no data, and partly because data which do exist are not always comparable. It is important that studies of… CONTINUE READING