Not by Bread Alone: The Principles of Human Nutrition (Google eBook)

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Hearst's International Library Company, 1915 - Nutrition - 374 pages
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Page 284 - ... age of childhood the care of the teeth, while not so important, is no less desirable. It is not at all uncommon at the present time to see men and women of middle age with false teeth, or with none at all. This, of course, means simply improper development of the teeth, or carelessness in their use. I do not know of any reason why the teeth should not last as long as the eye or the ear or any other organ of the body. While I am aware that age lessens the usefulness of all the organs of the body,...
Page 295 - Thus while there actually may be more protein in a given amount of graham or entire-wheat flour than in the same weight of patent flour from the same wheat, the body obtains less of the protein and energy from the coarse flour than it does from the fine, because, although the including of the bran and germ increases the percentage of protein, it decreases its digestibility.
Page 20 - The accepted unit of heat is defined as that quantity of heat which will raise the temperature of one gram of water from 15 to 16 degrees Centigrade.
Page 20 - Calorie designates the quantity of heat required to raise one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of water one degree centigrade.
Page 296 - Bulletin 103, Maine Experiment Station. " The nutritive value of flour, in so far as the quantities of digestible protein, fats, and carbohydrates, and available energy are concerned, is not increased by milling the wheat in such a way as to retain large proportions of bran and germ. "The differences in the amounts of total nutrients furnished the body by the various grades of flour are, however, relatively small, all grades being quite thoroughly digested. " The coarser flours have a tendency to...
Page 273 - Socalled blood-poisoning and death have been frequent results of diseased teeth. Some forms of inflammatory rheumatism are believed to be caused by the infection of pyorrhoea, and in general the health is injured in proportion as the teeth are affected.
Page 186 - States are concisely summarized in the preceding table, and, in a word, indicate that, roughly speaking, alcohol may have been directly or indirectly responsible for about 66,000 deaths in Continental United States in 1908, or for about one in every thirteen deaths at adult ages, a figure equivalent to 5.1 per cent.
Page 296 - ... of bran and germ. The differences in the amounts of total nutrients furnished the body by the various grades of flour are, however, relatively small, all grades being quite thoroughly digested. The coarser flours have a tendency to increase peristaltic action, and are on this account especially valuable for some persons. Judged by composition and digestibility, all the flours are very nutritious foods, which experience has shown are wholesome as well.
Page 274 - Washington has had a partial dental inspection of the 00,000 children in its public schools. From the dental inspector, who gives half his time to this work, I have obtained the following data : During two years he has examined 10,230 of the school children of the city, between the ages of six and sixteen years. He has found 32,307 cavities in the teeth of these children. He has found that of the permanent teeth 984 have been lost. He found a total of 81,910 teeth that needed systematic cleaning,...
Page 288 - The focus of infection may be located anywhere in the body. The usual site is in the head, in the form of alveolar abscess, deep tonsillar or peritonsillar abscess and chronic sinusitis.

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