Nutritional disorders


Nutritional disorders

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 131%

1 or 2 questions are likely to come from this Chapter.

Question Pattern

Questions are focused on RDA, deficiency, diagnosis, supplementation & Rx.

Lot of small independent topics though.

Covering what we have suggested here would be a good start.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Cause for Epidemic dropsy
  • Bacteria resistant to Holder method of Pasteurisation
  • Test for Pasteurisation efficiency
  • Recommended Daily Protein Intake for Adult Male
  • Thiamine content in foods
  • BMI – Lethal Value
  • Parboiling of Rice
  • Vanasapati fortification with Vit A
  • Renal feed for end stage ESRD
  • Richest source of Vit D
  • RDA for Iodine for different Age groups
  • Glycemic Index for different foods
  • Reference Indian Man & Woman
  • Fluorosis – Classification & Fluoride levels
  • Indicators for Body fat
  • Prevalence Criteria For Xerophthalmia

Suggested Revision

Make sure you have revised the following:

  • RDA for Folic acid in different Age groups
  • Protein energy ratio
  • Anemia Mukt Bharat Programme
  • Lathyrism – Cause & Rx
  • Iodine – Community assessment, fortification
  • Prophylactic Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) Supplementation
  • Essential Fatty acid content in foods
  • Deficient Amino acids inMaize, wheat, cereals, pulses
  • Methods of Pasteurisation
  • Iron requirement in Pregnancy
  • Assessment of Protein Quality
  • RDA Energy,Protein, Vitamins
  • Vit A – Doses – Rx, Supplementation
  • BMI ranges
  • Balanced Diet – Characteristics
  • BMR
  • Net Protein Utilisation value for common foods

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