Lipids in Human Nutrition

An Appraisal of Some Dietary Concepts

  • Germain J. Brisson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Throughout its history, medicine has benefited from scientific discov­ eries made in complementary fields such as chemistry, physics and biology. Thus, in the middle of the last century, the works of Pasteur, a chemist and biologist, by revealing the world of micro-organisms, bacteria and viruses, made it possible to control a considerable number of often fatal diseases. Guided by the work of this inspired biologist, the English surgeon, Sir Joseph Lister, developed aseptic techniques which have rendered possible the spectacular achievements of modern surgery. It is largely due to such advances that the life-expectancy of man, 50 years at the turn of the century (1900), approaches 75 years in 1981. Even today, however, in spite of this, two groups of ailments, arter­ iosclerosis and cancer, are responsible for 70 per cent of human deaths both in Canada and in the United States of America. The former is a degenerative process of the arterial system, the latter an uncontrolled and destructive cellular proliferation. Although several predisposing factors are known, the essential cause of these conditions is wholly unknown. As long as this ignorance of the etiology persists, all forms of therapy can be no more than palliative.

Keywords

artery bacteria biology cancer chemistry diseases etiology fat medicine nutrition physics proliferation surgery therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Germain J. Brisson
    • 1
  1. 1.Université LavalQuébecCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-7212-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-7214-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7212-5
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