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.