Chapter Energy nutrition the metabolism

of carbohydrates and fats 117

  1. 1 Estimation of energy expenditure 118
  2. 2 Energy balance and changes in body weight 126
  3. 3 Metabolic fuels in the fed and fasting states 128
  4. 4 Energy-yielding metabolism 132
  5. 5 The metabolism of fats 150
  6. 6 Tissue reserves of metabolic fuels 156
  7. 7 Gluconeogenesis — the synthesis of glucose from non-carbohydrate precursors 167

chapter 6 overweight and obesity 174

  1. 1 Desirable body weight 174
  2. 2 The problems of overweight and obesity 178
  3. 3 The causes and treatment of obesity 183

chapter 7 diet and the diseases of affluence 192

  1. 1 The diseases of affluence 193
  2. 2 Types of evidence linking diet and diseases of affluence 193
  3. 3 Guidelines for a prudent diet 200
  4. 4 Free radicals and antioxidant nutrients 211
  5. 5 Other protective non-nutrients in foods 220

chapter 8 Protein-energy malnutrition -

problems of undernutrition 229

  1. 1 Problems of deficiency 230
  2. 2 Protein—energy malnutrition 232
  3. 3 Marasmus 233
  4. 4 Cachexia 237
  5. 5 Kwashiorkor 239

chapter 9 protein nutrition and metabolism 243

  1. 1 Nitrogen balance and protein requirements 244
  2. 2 Protein synthesis 255
  3. 3 The metabolism of amino acids 265

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