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Nutrition and Growth

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

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction: Perspectives and Needs

    1. Introduction: Perspectives and Needs

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

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5
    2. Nutrient Needs

      • C. Gopalan, Kamala S. Jaya Rao
      Pages 7-29
    3. Genetic and Nutritional Interactions

      • Stanley M. Garn, Meinhard Robinow, Stephen M. Bailey
      Pages 31-46
    4. Nondietary Factors and Nutrition

      • Paul C. Y. Chen
      Pages 47-64
    5. Metabolic Anomalies, Nutrition, and Growth

      • Meinhard Robinow
      Pages 65-75
  4. Ages of Man (Perspectives)

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 77-77
    2. Maternofetal Nutrition

      • Aaron Lechtig, Hernan Delgado, Reynaldo Martorell, Charles Yarbrough, Robert E. Klein
      Pages 79-127
    3. The Newborn

      • Gordon B. Avery
      Pages 129-152
    4. The Young Child: Normal

      • Bo Vahlquist
      Pages 153-169
    5. The Young Child: Failure to Thrive

      • Roy E. Brown
      Pages 171-184
    6. The Young Child: Protein-Energy Malnutrition

      • J. Michael Gurney
      Pages 185-216
    7. The Young Child: Obesity

      • June K. Lloyd
      Pages 217-237
    8. The Adolescent

      • Felix P. Heald
      Pages 239-252
    9. The Adult

      • Napoleon Wolański
      Pages 253-269
  5. Growth Monitoring and Nutritional Assessment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-271
    2. Optimal Nutritional Assessment

      • Stanley M. Garn
      Pages 273-298
    3. Reference Data

      • Charlotte G. Neumann
      Pages 299-327
    4. Clinic Assessment

      • David Morley
      Pages 329-337

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.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Division of Population, Family and International Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

    Derrick B. Jelliffe, E. F. Patrice Jelliffe

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Nutrition and Growth

  • Editors: Derrick B. Jelliffe, E. F. Patrice Jelliffe

  • Series Title: Human Nutrition

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2916-9

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Plenum Press, New York 1979

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4613-2918-3Published: 10 November 2011

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4613-2916-9Published: 06 December 2012

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 452

  • Topics: Nutrition

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