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Nutrition

Pre- and Postnatal Development

  • Myron Winick
Book

Part of the Human Nutrition book series (HUNU, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Myron Winick
    Pages 41-59
  3. S. Jaime Rozovski, Myron Winick
    Pages 61-102
  4. Edith Liwszyc Cohen, Richard Jay Wurtman
    Pages 103-132
  5. Pedro Rosso, Carolyn Cramoy
    Pages 133-228
  6. Derrick B. Jelliffe, E. F. Patrice Jelliffe
    Pages 229-259
  7. Lewis A. Barness
    Pages 261-271
  8. David A. Levitsky, Larry Goldberger, Thomas F. Massaro
    Pages 273-290
  9. Patricia L. Engle, Marc Irwin, Robert E. Klein, Charles Yarbrough, John W. Townsend
    Pages 291-306
  10. Gerald T. Keusch, Michael Katz
    Pages 307-332
  11. Juan M. Navia
    Pages 333-362
  12. Rudolph L. Leibel, Daryl B. Greenfield, Ernesto Pollitt
    Pages 383-439
  13. Donough O’Brien
    Pages 441-446
  14. Giorgio Solimano, Sally A. Lederman
    Pages 447-462
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 463-496

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

  • Myron Winick
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Human NutritionColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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