Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids

Author: Panel on Dietary Antioxidants and Related Compounds,Subcommittee on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients,Subcommittee on Interpretation and Uses of DRIs,Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes,Food and Nutrition Board,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309597196

Category: Medical

Page: 487

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This volume is the newest release in the authoritative series of quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets for healthy people. Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) is the newest framework for an expanded approach developed by U.S. and Canadian scientists. This book discusses in detail the role of vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, and the carotenoids in human physiology and health. For each nutrient the committee presents what is known about how it functions in the human body, which factors may affect how it works, and how the nutrient may be related to chronic disease. Dietary Reference Intakes provides reference intakes, such as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), for use in planning nutritionally adequate diets for different groups based on age and gender, along with a new reference intake, the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL), designed to assist an individual in knowing how much is "too much" of a nutrient.

Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids

Author: Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes,Subcommittee on Interpretation and Uses of Dietary Reference Intakes,Subcommittee on Upper Reference Levels of Nutrients,Panel on the Definition of Dietary Fiber,Panel on Macronutrients

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030908525X

Category: Medical

Page: 1358

View: 9721

Responding to the expansion of scientific knowledge about the roles of nutrients in human health, the Institute of Medicine has developed a new approach to establish Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) and other nutrient reference values. The new title for these values Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), is the inclusive name being given to this new approach. These are quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes applicable to healthy individuals in the United States and Canada. This new book is part of a series of books presenting dietary reference values for the intakes of nutrients. It establishes recommendations for energy, carbohydrate, fiber, fat, fatty acids, cholesterol, protein, and amino acids. This book presents new approaches and findings which include the following: The establishment of Estimated Energy Requirements at four levels of energy expenditure Recommendations for levels of physical activity to decrease risk of chronic disease The establishment of RDAs for dietary carbohydrate and protein The development of the definitions of Dietary Fiber, Functional Fiber, and Total Fiber The establishment of Adequate Intakes (AI) for Total Fiber The establishment of AIs for linolenic and a-linolenic acids Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges as a percent of energy intake for fat, carbohydrate, linolenic and a-linolenic acids, and protein Research recommendations for information needed to advance understanding of macronutrient requirements and the adverse effects associated with intake of higher amounts Also detailed are recommendations for both physical activity and energy expenditure to maintain health and decrease the risk of disease.

Principles of Nutritional Assessment

Author: Rosalind S. Gibson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195171691

Category: Medical

Page: 908

View: 5128

This is a comprehensive text on the methods - dietary, anthropometric, laboratory and clinical - of assessing the nutritional status of populations and of individuals in the hospital or the community. This Second Edition incorporates recent data from national nutritional surveys in the US and Europe; the flood of new information about iron, vitamin A and iodine; the role of folate in preventing neural tube defects; the use of HPLC techniques and enzyme assays; improvements in data handling; and many other developments. A paperback edition of this book is available to readers living outside of North America and Europe. Interested parties should contact the author at: [email protected] http: //

Manual of Dietetic Practice

Author: Joan Gandy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118760573

Category: Medical

Page: 1016

View: 716

Since publication of its first edition, Manual of DieteticPractice has remained an essential guide to the key principlesof dietetics and a core text for healthcare professionals lookingto develop their expertise and specialist skills. Publishedon behalf of the British Dietetic Association, the UK professionalbody for dietitians, it covers the entire dietetics curriculum andis also an ideal reference text for qualified practitioners. The book has been extensively restructured for its fifth editionand is now divided into two parts to make it easier to locate keytopics. The first part covers professional practice, nutrition inspecific groups, nutritional status and non-clinical areas ofdietetic practices, while the second focuses on clinical dieteticpractice, including nutrition support, and dietetic practice inindividual areas of disease, from respiratory and renal disordersto mental health and palliative care. This edition alsooffers a companion website,, whichincludes case studies, discussion vignettes to place topics in aclinical context, downloadable copies of the appendices, key tablesand figures, and references and useful links.


Author: Andrew Salter,Helen Wiseman,Gregory Tucker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118240928

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 5345

In many Western diets, the role of plants has been reduced in favour of more animal-based products and this is now being cited more widely as being the cause of increases in the incidence of diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. This important book covers the biochemistry and nutritional importance of a wide range of phytonutrients, including all the major macronutrients as well as the micronutrients and 'non-essential' nutrients. Phytonutrients is divided into three parts. The first deals with the role of plants in the human diet. Part II, representing the major part of the book covers in turn each of the major phytonutrient groups. Chapters include: non-lipid micronutrients, lipids and steroids, carotenoids, phenolics, vitamins C, E, folate/vitamin B12, phytoestrogens, other phytonutrients and minerals, and anti-nutritional factors. The final part of the book covers the methods used to manipulate levels of phytonutrients in the diet, such as fortification, supplementation and the use of genetically modified plants. Phytonutrients is an essential purchase for nutritionists, food scientists and plant biochemists, particularly those dealing with nutrients from plants, and their use in the human diet.

Sugar and Health

An Analysis of the Recommendations on Sugars and the Health in One Hundred and Fifteen Authoritative Scientific Reports on Food, Nutrition and Public Health Published Throughout the World in Thirty Years Between 1961-1991

Author: Maria do Carmo Matias Freire,Geoffrey Cannon,Aubrey Sheiham

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sugar

Page: 92

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Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease

Author: Maurice Edward Shils,James A. Olson,Moshe Shike,A. Catharine Ross

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins


Category: Medical

Page: 2161

View: 8568

New edition of a text that reviews the history, scientific base, and practice of nutrition for students, practitioners, and educators. One hundred fifteen chapters discuss specific dietary components, nutrition in integrated biologic systems, dietary and nutritional assessment of the individual, prevention and management of disease, diet and nutrition in health of populations, and adequacy, safety, and oversight of the food supply. The appendix includes dietary reference recommendations, anthropometric tables, nutrient and nonnutrient contents, therapeutic diets and exchange lists, and other relevant information. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients

Author: Raymond C. Rowe,Paul J. Sheskey,Paul J. Weller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780853694724

Category: Medical

Page: 776

View: 7139

The Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients is a guide to the uses, properties and safety of pharmaceutical excipients, and should be a useful reference for those involved in the development, production, control or regulation of pharmaceutical preparations.

Current Catalog

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

View: 1019

First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.

The Extra Pharmacopoeia

Author: William Martindale,Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Publisher: Rittenhouse Book Distributors


Category: Medical

Page: 2363

View: 6068