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What does MAC stand for?

MAC stands for Mid-Arm Muscle Circumference

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Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh of Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and his colleagues examined the effects of lean and fat mass on 792 dialysis patients' health and survival by measuring patients' mid-arm muscle circumference (a measure of lean mass) and triceps skin fold (a measure of fat mass) over a 5-year period.
Table 1 Anthropometric Measurements/Physical Exam * Heights or length in children less than 2 years of age * Head circumference in children less than 3 years of age * Weight/frame size * Skinfold thickness to assess body fat * Mid-arm muscle circumference to assess muscle mass * General appearance Laboratory Tests for Nutritional Status * Serum albumin, prealbumin, total protein * Serum transferrin * Cholesterol, triglycerides The dietitian will periodically re-evaluate all of these parameters (intake records, lab data, and anthropometric measurements) to prevent the development of malnutrition.