Course: Principles of Human Nutrition

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Textbooks

Required Reading:

  • J. Mann and S. Truswell (2nd edition, 2002). Essentials of Human Nutrition. Oxford University Press.

Recommended Reading:

  • Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition (1998). London: Academic Press.
  • Shils, Olson, Shike, and Ross (Eds.), (1999). Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 9th edition. Williams and Wilkins.
  • Linder, Ed. (1991). Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism, 2nd edition. Elsevier.

Topic Readings

Introduction

Food Science, Nutrition and Health, Fox & Cameron - Chapter 1: Food and Its Functions

Recommended Dietary Allowances, NAS - Chapter 2: Definition and Applications

Nutrition, ILSI - Chapter 64: Present Knowledge

Module 1: Energy Metabolism and Macronutrients

Energy Homeostasis in Humans

WHO Technical Report No. 724 - Chapters 2 and 4

RDA, 10th Edition - Chapter 3

Jequier E, Acheson K, Schutz Y: Assessment of energy expenditure and fuel utilization in man. Ann Rev Nutr 1987; 7: 187-208.

Proteins and Amino Acids

Food Science, Nutrition and Health, Fox & Cameron - Chapter 9

FAO/WHO Technical Report #724 - Chapters 5 and 6

RDA 10th Edition - Chapter 6

Lipids

Food Science, Nutrition and Health, Fox & Cameron - Chapter 5

Lipids: Recommended Dietary Allowances (10th edition) - Chapter 5

Garrow JS: Is there a body protein reserve? Proc Nutr Soc 1982; 41: 270-272

Management of a Public Health Menace: Obesity

Pi-Sunyer FX. Obesity, in: Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, pp 984-1006, Lea & Febiger, 1994.

Cheskin, LJ Obesity, in Current Therapy in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease, pp 181-188, Mosby, 1994.

Protein-Energy Malnutrition

Viteri FE: Primary protein-energy malnutrition: clinical, biochemical, and metabolic changes. In: Textbook of Pediatric Nutrition. RM Suskind, editor. Raven Press, NY, 1981, pp 189-215.

Picou DM: Evaluation and treatment of the malnourished child. In: Textbook of Pediatric Nutrition. RM Suskind, editor. Raven Press, NY, 1981, pp 217-228.

Module 2: Micronutrients

Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Carotenoids

Ross AC, Ternus ME. Vitamin A as a hormone: Recent advances in understanding the actions of retinol, retinoic acid, and beta carotene. J Am Diet Assoc 1993; 93: 1285-1290.

Rock CL, Jacob RA, Bowen PE . Update on the biological characteristics of the antioxidant micronutrients: Vitamin C, vitamin E, and the caretenoids. J Am Diet Assoc 1996; 96: 693-702.

Olson JA. 1992 Atwater Lecture. The irresistible fascination of caretenoids and vitamin A. Am J Clin Nutr 1993; 57: 833-839.

Antioxidant Nutrients

Gaziano M. Antioxidants in cardiovascular disease: randomized trials. Nutrition Reviews 54:175; 1996.

Fox & Cameron: Chapter 3: Food, health and disease.

Appel LJ et al. A clinical trial of the effects of dietary patterns on blood pressure. New Engl J Med 336:1117; 1997.

Iron and Other Hematopoietic Nutrients

Recommended Dietary Allowances, 10th ed., National Academy Press, 1989: Chapter on iron (pp. 195-205) and folate and B12 (pp. 150-165).

Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 8th edition: Ch 9., Iron in medicine and nutrition (pp. 185-213).

Calcium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin D

Recommended Dietary Allowances, 10th ed., National Academy Press, 1989: Chapter on iron (pp. 195-205) and folate and B12 (pp. 150-165).

Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 8th edition: Ch 9., Iron in medicine and nutrition (pp. 185-213).

Iodine

No readings assigned

Dietary Supplements and Fortified Foods

No readings assigned

Module 3: Maternal and Infant Nutrition

Maternal Nutrition

No readings assigned

Fetal Nutrition

No readings assigned

Growth and Nutrition during Infancy

No readings assigned