Nutrition and the Adult

Macronutrients

  • Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater
  • David Kritchevsky

Part of the Human Nutrition book series (HUNU, volume 3A)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater, Rose Mirenda
    Pages 1-48
  3. Elsworth R. Buskirk, Jose Mendez
    Pages 49-95
  4. Ian Macdonald
    Pages 97-116
  5. Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater, Lilla Aftergood
    Pages 117-140
  6. Dale R. Romsos, Steven D. Clarke
    Pages 141-158
  7. Keith A. Crist, R. L. Baldwin, Judith S. Stern
    Pages 159-182
  8. David Kritchevsky, Susanne K. Czarnecki
    Pages 239-258
  9. Jon A. Story, David Kritchevsky
    Pages 259-279
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 281-290

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Vitamin fat food health nutrition prevention proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater
    • 1
  • David Kritchevsky
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.The Wistar InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-3015-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-3017-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-3015-8
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