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Quiz: Recognizing Malnutrition
Which of the following is not a criteria for the diagnosis of malnutrition?
A. Weight loss
B. Insufficient energy intake
D. Diminished handgrip strength
Answer: C. Prealbumin. Laboratory indicators of nutrition, such as albumin, prealbumin, and transferrin, and markers of infection or inflammation are not recommended for the determination of nutritional status. Because negative acute-phase reactants, they instead can be used as surrogate markers of nutritional risk and degree of inflammation