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Principles of Human Nutrition


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 1-35
  3. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 37-66
  4. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 67-97
  5. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 99-104
  6. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 105-162
  7. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 163-175
  8. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 177-237
  9. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 239-279
  10. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 281-307
  11. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 309-380
  12. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 381-483
  13. Martin Eastwood
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  14. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 527-536
  15. Martin Eastwood
    Pages 537-549
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 551-565

About this book


1. 1. 4 Nutritional deficiency and excess which form the metabolic enzyme structure of the individual. It is not possible to live for more than 2-3 minutes without oxygen. However, life can continue with­ 1. 1. 5 Social, population and environmental out water for between 2 and 7 days depending influences on nutrition upon the ambient temperature and the amount of exercise being taken. Survival without any food at The reliable provision of food requires an orga­ all, but with water, may be for 60-120 days, nized society. A society that is disorganized depending upon the body stores. Females and through war, epidemics of infections or natural those with considerable subcutaneous fat survive disaster is less able to produce or deliver food for longer than slightly built males. than a well-structured stable society with a suffi­ There are individual responses to nutritional ciency of healthy workers. It is important that deficiency and excess. Though in general weight food is grown which is appropriate for the partic­ increase in association with overall excessive eat­ ular population's social, cultural and religious ing and weight loss is associated with inadequate beliefs. The influences on nutrition (Figure 1. 1) dietary intake. The failure to provide the essential include: amino acids, fats, vitamins and trace elements leads to specific lesions which may progress to • food availability and intake morbidity and death.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Western General HospitalUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Authors M. A. Eastwood
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-412-57650-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4899-3025-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 565
  • Number of Illustrations 29 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nutrition
    Clinical Nutrition
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