Nutrition and Growth

  • Derrick B. Jelliffe
  • E. F. Patrice Jelliffe

Part of the Human Nutrition book series (HUNU, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction: Perspectives and Needs

    1. Derrick B. Jelliffe, E. F. Patrice Jelliffe
      Pages 1-4
  3. Influences on Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. C. Gopalan, Kamala S. Jaya Rao
      Pages 7-29
    3. Stanley M. Garn, Meinhard Robinow, Stephen M. Bailey
      Pages 31-46
    4. Paul C. Y. Chen
      Pages 47-64
    5. Meinhard Robinow
      Pages 65-75
  4. Ages of Man (Perspectives)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Aaron Lechtig, Hernan Delgado, Reynaldo Martorell, Charles Yarbrough, Robert E. Klein
      Pages 79-127
    3. Gordon B. Avery
      Pages 129-152
    4. Bo Vahlquist
      Pages 153-169
    5. Roy E. Brown
      Pages 171-184
    6. J. Michael Gurney
      Pages 185-216
    7. June K. Lloyd
      Pages 217-237
    8. Felix P. Heald
      Pages 239-252
    9. Napoleon Wolański
      Pages 253-269
  5. Growth Monitoring and Nutritional Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Stanley M. Garn
      Pages 273-298
    3. Charlotte G. Neumann
      Pages 299-327
    4. David Morley
      Pages 329-337
    5. Alfred J. Zerfas
      Pages 339-364
    6. Jean-Pierre Habicht, Charles Yarbrough, Reynaldo Martorell
      Pages 365-387
    7. Miguel A. Guzmán, Charles Yarbrough, Reynaldo Martorell
      Pages 399-407
    8. Milton Z. Nichaman, J. Michael Lane
      Pages 409-430
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 443-452

About this book


The science of nutrition has advanced beyond expectation since Antoine La­ voisier as early as the 18th century showed that oxygen was necessary to change nutrients in foods to compounds which would become a part of the human body. He was also the first to measure metabolism and to show that oxidation within the body produces heat and energy. In the two hundred years that have elapsed, the essentiality of nitrogen-containing nutrients and of proteins for growth and maintenance of tissue has been established; the ne­ cessity for carbohydrates and certain types of fat for health has been docu­ mented; vitamins necessary to prevent deficiency diseases have been identified and isolated; and the requirement of many mineral elements for health has been demonstrated. Further investigations have defined the role of these nutrients in metabolic processes and quantitated their requirements at various stages of development. Additional studies have involved their use in the possible prevention of, and therapy for, disease conditions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Derrick B. Jelliffe
    • 1
  • E. F. Patrice Jelliffe
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Population, Family and International Health, School of Public HealthUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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