HYDRATION ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES

Water in the human body is essential for metabolism, temperature regulation, and numerous other physiological processes that are consistent with good health. Accurate, precise, and reliable methods to assess body fluid compartments are needed. This review describes the hydration assessment techniques of isotope dilution, neutron activation analysis, bioelectrical impedance, body mass change, thirst, tracer appearance, hematologic indices, and urinary markers. It also provides guidance for selecting techniques that are appropriate for use with unique individuals and situations.

TOPICS
Hydration Status Measurement
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AUTHORS
Armstrong LE
Armstrong LE
REF
Nutrition Reviews 63 (6Pt 2) S...
Nutrition Reviews 63 (6Pt 2) S40-54
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16028571