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Vitamin B6 Oxford University closed down its nutrition department after World War II because the subject seemed to have been completed between and The vitamins were studied in the first half of the 20th century. In , Elmer McCollum and Marguerite Davis discovered the first vitamin, fat-soluble vitamin A , then water-soluble vitamin B in ; now known to be a complex of several water-soluble vitamins and named vitamin C as the then-unknown substance preventing scurvy. In , Sir Edward Mellanby incorrectly identified rickets as a vitamin A deficiency because he could cure it in dogs with cod liver oil. Evans and L. Bishop discover vitamin E as essential for rat pregnancy, originally calling it "food factor X" until In , Hart discovered that trace amounts of copper are necessary for iron absorption.
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Vorster and M. Undetected country. NO YES. Selected type: Added to Your Shopping Cart. Evaluation Copy Request an Evaluation Copy. In this Second Edition of the introductory text in the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook Series, Introduction to Human Nutrition has been revised and updated to meet the needs of the contemporary student. Groundbreaking in their scope and approach, the titles in the series: Provide students with the required scientific basics of nutrition in the context of a systems and health approach Enable teachers and students to explore the core principles of nutrition, to apply these throughout their training, and to foster critical thinking at all times.
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Vorster 2. Body Composition. Deurenberg 3. Energy Metabolism. Astrup and A. Consuming too much protein is not recommended because it promotes increased calcium excretion through urine , which increases the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Additionally, too much protein intake may lead to a greater concentration of the amino acid homocysteine in the blood, and the subsequent conversion to thiolactone. Thiolactone is associated with increased levels of atherosclerosis and endothelial damage. Fats and oils Most of the fats we consume occur in foods as triglycerides. A triglyceride is comprised of three fatty acid molecules attached to a glycerol molecule.
Fatty acids are made up of carbon and hydrogen atoms and can be either saturated or unsaturated. Saturated fatty acids SFA have the maximum number of hydrogen atoms attached to the carbon chain, while unsaturated fatty acids have less than the required hydrogen atoms.
For example, monounsaturated fatty acids e. Monounsaturated fats are found mainly in nuts, avocados, olive oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil, peanut oil, flaxseed oil, sesame oil, corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, etc. Polyunsaturated fatty acids PUFA have more than two hydrogen atoms missing e.
Linoleic and linolenic acids are regarded as essential fatty acids EFAs because the body cannot make them. There are two categories of EFAs: omega-3 and omega Omega-3 fatty acids are derived from linolenic acid and omega-6 from linoleic acid. Sources of omega-6 fats include palm oil, soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, nuts, etc.
Evidence from research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and help prevent certain chronic diseases such as heart disease and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be crucial to brain function as well as normal growth and development. Infants who do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk of mental impairment.
Generally, saturated fatty acids raise blood cholesterol levels, whereas unsaturated fatty acids lower them. Saturated fats are found in foods such as butter, meat and dairy fats. Trans fats are artificially created during food processing. In the body, trans fats act in a similar way to saturated fats and may raise cholesterol levels. These fats are considered to be harmful to your health.
Trans fats are found mainly in deep-fried fast foods and processed foods made with margarine. Fats are a concentrated and rich source of energy. The rest of your fat intake should consist of monounsaturated fat. Vitamins Vitamins constitute a group of nutrients that are needed in small quantities. Like amino and fatty acids, most vitamins cannot be made in the body and must be obtained from dietary sources.
Only vitamin D can be manufactured by the body. Essential vitamins are grouped into two families: water soluble and fat soluble. Water soluble vitamins can dissolve in water thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C , folic acid. These cannot be stored by the body and need to be consumed every day. Fat soluble vitamins can dissolve in a fat medium vitamins A, D, E , K. These are taken into our bodies when we consume fat-containing foods. Vitamins are needed for various reasons, including the formation of hormones and blood cells.
They generally act as coenzymes. An inadequate supply of vitamins in our diet leads to the development of diseases. Vitamin A: Derived from carotene, vitamin A affects vision, reproduction, and the formation and maintenance of skin , mucous membranes , bones and teeth.
Deficiency results in night blindness difficulty in adapting to darkness. The body obtains vitamin A from either carotene vitamin A precursor or by absorbing ready-made vitamin A from plant-eating organisms. Pre formed vitamin A is found in milk, butter, cheese, egg yolk, liver, and fish-liver oil.
Vitamin B complex: The vitamin B complex is a mixture of eight essential vitamins necessary to enhance immune and nervous system function, and promote cell growth and division. Pregnant or lactating women, alcoholics and the elderly are more likely to suffer from vitamin B deficiency.
Vitamin B1 thiamine : Thiamine, or vitamin B1 , acts as a catalyst in carbohydrate metabolism. Thiamine deficiency causes beriberi, a vitamin deficiency disorder characterised by muscular weakness, swelling of the heart and leg cramps. In severe cases, beriberi may lead to heart failure and death.
Vitamin B2 riboflavin : Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and respiratory proteins.
The best sources of riboflavin are liver, milk, meat, dark green vegetables, whole grain and enriched cereals, pasta, bread and mushrooms. Vitamin B6 pyroxidine : Pyridoxine, or vitamin B6 , is necessary for the absorption and metabolism of amino acids.