Modern Lifestyles, Lower Energy Intake and Micronutrient Status

  • Klaus Pietrzik
Conference proceedings

Part of the ILSI Human Nutrition Reviews book series (ILSI HUMAN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. F. Fidanza
    Pages 1-2
  3. L. Kohlmeier, G. B. M. Mensink, E. Hermann-Kunz
    Pages 3-19
  4. O. Amédée-Manesme, M. S. Mourey, C. Carlier
    Pages 115-123
  5. K. H. Schmidt, W. Bayer
    Pages 135-138
  6. Brittmarie Sandström
    Pages 181-189
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-212

About these proceedings


Malnutrition in Western Europe? The question seems incredible, yet one-fourth of the costs caused by nutrition-related illness result at least partly from micronutrient malnutrition. The experts in this book look for the answer among recently improved data about our changing lifestyles and eating habits. They suggest that reduced calorie intake is leading to critical micronutrient status in some population groups in Western Europe. The problem stems in part from the difficulty in estimating the milder stages of undernourishment, in part from the difficulty in believing that people suffer from poor nutrition in the midst of overconsumption. The chapters specifically examine the functional consequences of the present marginal nutritional deficiency. The authors are epidemiologists, nutritionists, chemists and physicians representing nine European countries. Their contributions paint a complete picture of international expertise on micronutrient malnutrition.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Pietrzik
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Nutritional Science, Dept. Pathophysiology of Human NutritionUniversity of BonnBonn 1West Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3272-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3270-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0936-4072
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