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Human Nutrition

Current Issues and Controversies

  • Albert Neuberger
  • Thomas H. Jukes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. J. Garrow, S. Blaza
    Pages 1-21
  3. G. N. Jenkins
    Pages 23-72
  4. G. M. Owen, A. L. Owen
    Pages 73-86
  5. H. F. Deluca
    Pages 141-183
  6. S. G. Srikantia
    Pages 185-196
  7. S. G. Srikantia
    Pages 197-207
  8. S. G. Srikantia
    Pages 209-216
  9. J. H. Young
    Pages 217-232
  10. T. H. Jukes
    Pages 233-241
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 243-249

About this book

Introduction

This new volume deals with a number of important and current topics in human nutrition that we hope will be of general interest to those concerned with this subject. We have first of all a chapter by J. S. Garrow and S. Blaza on energy requirements, which has a direct bearing on the problem of obesity, and which largely affects the populations of developed and afiluent countries. This is followed by a chapter on fluoride and the fluoridation of water, under the authorship of G. N. Jenkins. The addition of fluoride to drinking water has given rise to a great deal of discussion both amongst scientists and the public at large, and the present account tries to give the scientific background and a critical evaluation of established facts. The chapter by G. Owen on the nutritional status of North Americans is also likely to be of interest to other countries, as the techniques used and the problems encountered are similar to' those encountered in other parts ofthe world. A chapter on nitrates, nitrites and nitrosamines by S. R. Tannenbaum discusses a topic which again has engendered widespread interest amongst a large number of people, and where a balanced presentation of the relevant facts is particularly important. One of the fields in which biochemistry, physiology and nutrition have made enormous advances over the last few years is that of vitamin D and the new knowledge acquired on control of the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus.

Keywords

nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Albert Neuberger
    • 1
    • 2
  • Thomas H. Jukes
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Lister Institute of Preventive MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Charing Cross Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Biophysics and Medical PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  4. 4.Department of Nutritional SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6258-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6260-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6258-6
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