Principles and Issues in Nutrition
Abstract: A textbook for college health and nutrition majors, dietitians, and other health professionals provides basic technical information concerning current areas of nutritional attention and concern. The 27 text chapters are grouped among 5 principal sections, viz.: human nutrition studies (the US diet and assessment of nutritional status; nutrition requirements and guidelines); nutrition basics (energy needs; body composition and growth; carbohydrates and their requirements; dietary fat and heart disease; protein requirements; vitamin requirements, toxicity, and supplements; iron deficiency and mineral needs; the role of dietary water; nutrient-nutrient interactions and metabolism); nutrition requirements for infants through the elderly; special nutritional requirements (undernourished and overnourished people and athletes); and nutrition and public health (federal community programs;
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