Responses to Nutrients
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The nutritionist’s credo is “Balance, Variety, and Moderation.” This chapter explores a quantitative model that helps explain why caution is always necessary when one contemplates making any drastic changes in the diet to which one is accustomed. There is always some level below which serious deficiencies may occur, and another level above which the likelihood of toxicity or at least interference with other nutrients increases (as indicated in the maxim of the Swiss alchemist, Paracelsus).
KeywordsRecommended Dietary Allowance Dietary Amino Acid Nutrient Response Current Body Weight Imbalanced Amino Acid
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- National Research Council, Food and Nutrition Board. Recommended Dietary Allowances, 10th ed. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1989.Google Scholar