The Contribution of Livestock Products to Human Dietary Needs with Special Reference to North Africa and West Asia

  • P. L. Pellet
  • V. R. Young
Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 47)


As wealth increases, more food is consumed and there are major changes in the pattern of the foods selected. These changes were tabulated by Perisse et al. (1969) who demonstrated that the proportion of dietary energy intake from fats rose steeply with income while that from total carbohydrates declined. Simultaneously, the proportion of the total protein intake from animal sources increased. Subsequent observations confirm and extend these earlier conclusions.


Faba Bean Basal Metabolic Rate Animal Protein Animal Food East Region 
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