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Genetic Factors in Nutrition presents the proceedings of the International Workshop on Genetic Factors in Nutrition, held in Teotihuacan, Mexico, on August 4-8, 1982. The papers explore the link between genetics and nutrition in the context of biological evolution. They provide examples of successful interaction between the two disciplines and consider some aspects of nutrient requirements, as well as utilization and consideration of methodological approaches to evaluate nutritional status, with an emphasis on malnutrition. Divided into six parts encompassing 29 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of genetics and nutrition from an evolutionary perspective, citing findings among Amerindians. It proceeds with a discussion of the potential application of genetic epidemiology in nutritional research, nutrient requirements and metabolism, the association between obesity and energy balance, and assessment of nutritional status. It also presents case studies of the correlation between genetics and nutrition before introducing the reader to genetic inheritance and growth in human groups suffering from chronic under-nutrition. Some data derived from nutrition longitudinal studies are analyzed to interpret the nutrition-genetics interaction. This book will be a valuable source of information for scientists and students in genetics and nutrition.
I. Evolutionary and Genetic Framework
Genetics and Nutrition: An Evolutionary Perspective
Evolution, Man, and Food: A Nutritionist's View
Genetic Epidemiology as a Potential Tool in Nutritional Research
II. Interactions between Genetics and Nutrition: Case Studies
Nutritional Genetics: Case Studies
Inborn Errors of Nutrient Metabolism: Garrod's Lessons and Legacies
Determinants of Individual and Population Blood Lipoprotein Levels
The Interaction of Genetic and Nutritional Factors in Hyperlipidemia
Discussion: The Mendelian Hyperlipidemias
Victuals and Versatility: A Discussion
III. Nutrient Requirements and Metabolism
Variability of Nutrient Requirements
Variability of Nutrient Requirements in the Human
Genetics and Intestinal Absorption
Intestinal Microflora and Nutrient Requirements
Nutrition and Parasitism
Biological Factors Influencing the Utilization of Amino Acids
Human Amino Acid Nutrition
Observations on Protein Turnover
The Use of Stable Isotopes to Study Nitrogen Metabolism in Homozygous Sickle Cell Disease
IV. Energy Balance
Energy Balance and Obesity
Metabolic Efficiency in Mutant Mice
Obesity—Lessons from Experimental Medicine
V. Assessment of Nutritional Status
Limitations of Metabolic Studies
Genetics, Environment, and Growth: Issues in the Assessment of Nutritional Status
Genetic Inheritance and Growth in Human Groups Suffering from Chronic Undernutrition
Some Data Derived from Nutrition Longitudinal Studies Relevant to the Interpretation of Nutrition and Genetic Interaction
Future Needs and Developments
Future Needs and Developments: A Geneticist's Point of View
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- © Academic Press 1984
- 28th January 1984
- Academic Press
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