Responses to Nutrients

  • James L. Hargrove
Part of the Modeling Dynamic Systems book series (MDS)


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).


Recommended Dietary Allowance Dietary Amino Acid Nutrient Response Current Body Weight Imbalanced Amino Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James L. Hargrove
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  1. 1.Department of Foods and NutritionUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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