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Nutrition and the Adult

Micronutrients

  • Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater
  • David Kritchevsky

Part of the Human Nutrition book series (HUNU, volume 3B)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-xix
  2. William Shive, Edwin M. Lansford Jr.
    Pages 1-71
  3. Robert Edgar Hodges
    Pages 73-96
  4. George Wolf
    Pages 97-203
  5. Hector F. DeLuca
    Pages 205-244
  6. L. J. Machlin, M. Brin
    Pages 245-266
  7. Robert E. Olson
    Pages 267-286
  8. Hilda S. White
    Pages 287-317
  9. Susanne K. Czarnecki, David Kritchevsky
    Pages 319-350
  10. John F. Mueller
    Pages 351-365
  11. Lilla Aftergood, Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater
    Pages 367-395
  12. E. Neige Todhunter
    Pages 397-417
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 419-425

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

  • Roslyn B. Alfin-Slater
    • 1
  • David Kritchevsky
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Public HealthUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and BiologyPhiladelphiaUSA

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