Modern lifestyles, lower energy intake, and micronutrient status
Malnutrition in Western Europe? The question seems incredible, yet one-fourth of the costs caused by nutrition-related illness result at least partly from micronutrient malnutrition. The experts in this book look for the answer among recently improved data about our changing lifestyles and eating habits. They suggest that reduced calorie intake is leading to critical micronutrient status in some population groups in Western Europe. The problem stems in part from the difficulty in estimating the milder stages of undernourishment, in part from the difficulty in believing that people suffer from poor nutrition in the midst of overconsumption. The chapters specifically examine the functional consequences of the present marginal nutritional deficiency. The authors are epidemiologists, nutritionists, chemists and physicians representing nine European countries. Their contributions paint a complete picture of international expertise on micronutrient malnutrition.
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absorption activity alcohol anaemia ascorbic acid assessment balanced diet biochemical biotin bone calcium calcium intakes cancer carotenoids changes Clin Nutr clinical concentration consumption correlation countries daily decrease deficiency signs dietary intake disease drug Durlach effects elderly energy intake enzymes epidemiological erythrocyte evaluation factors folate deficiency folic acid function haemoglobin hormonal hypersegmentation immune impaired inadequate increased indices infants iron deficiency kcal lactation lifestyle liver lower magnesium malnutrition marginal metabolism mg/l micronutrient micronutrient status milk mol.wt niacin normal nutrient density nutritional status osteoporosis pantothenic acid parameters physiological plasma plasma levels population groups pregnancy protein pyridoxine recommended red blood cells reduced result retinol riboflavin risk Sandstrom selenium serum significant studies supplementation symptoms Table thiamin tissue trace elements urinary excretion urine vegetarians vitamin A deficiency vitamin B6 vitamin status whole blood women xerophthalmia zinc intake