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The Contribution of Nutrition to Human and Animal Health - Elsie M. Widdowson

The Contribution of Nutrition to Human and Animal Health

By: Elsie M. Widdowson (Editor), J.C. Mathers (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th November 1992
ISBN: 9780521420648
Number Of Pages: 424

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Through a series of major reviews by influential scientists from Britain and elsewhere, this book details the contribution which nutrition research has made and continues to make to the health of man and animals. The volume has been prepared for the Golden Jubilee of the Nutrition Society and celebrates 50 years of nutrition research. Here the reader will find state-of-the-art chapters on energy and the major nutrients including vitamins and trace minerals and their influence on reproduction, lactation, growth and development. Research on malnutrition in the developing world and in Germany in the 1940s together with the successful feeding of the British people during the Second World War are discussed. The volume also surveys the impact of diet on human health today and the opportunities for further reducing the risk of major chronic disease. The volume provides a useful overview of the development nutrition reseach over the past 50 years. It will appeal to all those with a professional interest in nutrition and health, dietetics, food science, veterinary medicine and agricultural and animal science.

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'A series of major reviews by influential scientists ... Scholars and students with a permanent interest in human nutrition will want this book on their shelves.' Food and Nutrition Bulletin

Energy Intake and Expenditure
Control of energy balance in experimental animals
Control of energy intake in farm animals
Energy expenditure: studies with animals
Energy expenditure of man: earlier studies
Energy requirements of man: recent thinking
Obesity in man
Metabolism of the Major Nutrients
Digestive physiology of ruminant livestock: a review of recent developments
Nitrogen metabolism in the ruminant
Protein metabolism in man
The metabolism of fat
Sugars - still the Cinderella of nutrients?
Complex carbohydrates
Minerals and Vitamins
Calcium metabolism
The metabolism of iron and its bioavailability in foods
Trace element investigations in man and animals
Recent investigations on trace elements, particularly selenium
Fat-soluble vitamins
Pregnancy, Lactation and Growth
Nutrition and pregnancy in animals
The endocrine control of lactation in animals
Fundamental interactions between nutrition and growth
Opportunities for the manipulation of nutrition and growth
Nutrition and human pregnancy
Early nutrition and later outcome
Early nutrition and later outcome
Nutrition and growth in tropical environments, the use of antropometry
Deficiences of Energy and Protein
Undernutrition in Germany in the post-war period
Kwashiorkor in Uganda
Protein-energy malnutrition in Jamaica
Policies for Food, Nutrition and Health
Food and nutrition policies in wartime
Translating nutrition knowledge into policy
The epidemiology of diet and health
Government food and nutrition policies for the 1990s
Food Composition, Food Education and the Role of the Food Industry
The composition of foods
Nutrition education - the key to dispelling misinformation
The responsibility of the food industry
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ISBN: 9780521420648
ISBN-10: 0521420644
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 27th November 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.79