Normal Nutrient Requirements

  • Martin H. Floch
Part of the Topics in Gastroenterology book series (TGEN)


In order to maintain normal body function, humans must maintain a balance between energy requirements and caloric intake. Chemical factors not produced by the body such as minerals and vitamins must be obtained in order to utilize ingested calories for energy. In this chapter the details of nutrition requirements are summarized so that one can have a basic understanding of the art and science of nutrition. Monographs on each nutrient factor are referenced so that the interested reader can extend his scope of understanding as desired.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin H. Floch
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Section of Gastroenterology and NutritionNorwalk HospitalUSA

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