Nutrition A Comprehensive Treatise: Macronutrients and Nutrient Elements

Nutrition A Comprehensive Treatise: Macronutrients and Nutrient Elements

Macronutrients and Nutrient Elements

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editor: George H. Beaton
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323145763

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Nutrition, Volume 1: Micronutrients and Nutrient Elements discusses the metabolism, requirements, and manifestations of deficiency of the individual nutrients. This book explains the factors affecting food choice in humans and discusses as well the patterns of food use in many areas of the world. Organized into nine chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the various factors involved in determining the food intake behavior of humans. This text then explores the classification, composition, and dietary role of carbohydrates and fats in human nutrition. Other chapters consider the structure, metabolism, and synthesis of proteins and essential amino acids. This book discusses as well the role of food in providing the energy requirement of the human body and explores underlying causes of the various nutrient deficiencies. The final chapter examines the relationship between magnesium metabolism and the function of the thyroid gland. This book is a valuable resource for nutritional biochemists, nutritionists, teachers, graduate students, and research workers.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Volume II

    Contents of Volume III

    1. Regulation of Food Intake

    I. Regulatory Mechanisms

    II. The Role of the Hypothalamus

    III. Glucostatic Component of Regulation of Food Intake

    IV. Regulation of Body Weight: A "Lipostatic" Hypothesis

    V. Other Factors

    VI. Distinction between Metabolic and Regulatory Obesities: Experimental Examples

    VII. Extension of These Concepts to Man


    2. Carbohydrates and Fats

    I. Introduction

    II. Carbohydrates in Nutrition

    III. Fats in Nutrition


    3. Proteins

    I. Introduction

    II. Composition of Proteins

    III. General Protein Metabolism

    IV. Digestion of Proteins

    V. Absorption: Amino Acid Transport

    VI. Metabolism

    VII. Essential Amino Acids

    VIII. Methods of Estimating the Nutritive Value of Proteins

    IX. Estimates of Minimal Protein Needs

    X. Requirements of Essential Amino Acids

    XI. Recommended Allowance for Proteins

    XII. Protein Deficiency

    XIII. Special Topics


    4. Energy Metabolism

    I. Introduction

    II. Principles of Calorimetry

    III. Methods of Experimentation

    IV. The Disposal of Food Energy

    V. Measurement of Nutritive Values

    VI. Basal Metabolism

    VII. Calorie Requirements


    5. Calcium and Phosphorus

    I. Anatomy and Pharmacology

    II. Calcification

    III. Metabolism

    IV. Diets

    V. Requirements

    VI. Disorders of Calcium Metabolism

    VII. Recapitulation of the Argument


    6. Iron, Copper, and Cobalt

    I. Function and Distribution of Iron

    II. Variation of Body Iron with Age and Sex

    III. Metabolism and Requirement

    IV. Function and Distribution of Copper

    V. Metabolism and Requirement

    VI. Function of Cobalt

    VII. Cobalt in Ruminant Nutrition

    VIII. Cobalt in Nonruminant Nutrition


    7. Iodine

    I. Introduction

    II. Occurrence of Iodine

    III. Role of Iodine in Human Metabolism

    IV. Iodine and the Etiology of Endemic Goiter

    V. Pathological States Possibly Related to Iodine Deficiency

    VI. Iodide in the Prevention of Goiter and Radioiodide Accretion

    VII. Summary


    8. Fluorine

    I. Introduction and Historical Review

    II. Natural Occurrence of Fluorine

    III. Estimated Daily Intake of Fluorine

    IV. Fluoride Metabolism

    V. Toxicity of Fluorides

    VI. Safety of Fluoridation

    VII. Dental Aspects of Fluoridation

    VIII. Is Fluorine an Essential Trace Element in Human Nutrition?


    9. Magnesium

    I. Introduction

    II. Metabolism in Animals

    III. Magnesium-Deficiency Syndrome

    IV. Metabolism in Man

    V. Summary


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 566
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323145763

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