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Nutrition

Metabolic and Clinical Applications

  • Robert E. Hodges

Part of the Human Nutrition book series (HUNU, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. John Lindenbaum
    Pages 1-51
  3. Pierre M. Dreyfus
    Pages 53-81
  4. Joseph J. Vitale
    Pages 83-104
  5. Esteban Mezey
    Pages 141-168
  6. René Bine Jr.
    Pages 169-181
  7. Penelope Wells, Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater
    Pages 183-217
  8. Thomas H. Jukes
    Pages 257-292
  9. Spencer Shaw, Charles S. Lieber
    Pages 293-328
  10. Judith S. Stern, Bryna Kane-Nussen
    Pages 347-407
  11. Joel D. Kopple
    Pages 409-457
  12. R. B. Alfin-Slater, D. Kritchevsky
    Pages 459-460
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 461-478

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

  • Robert E. Hodges
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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