Food Needs and Work Capacity

Partha Dasgupta

in An Inquiry into Well-Being and Destitution

Published in print June 1995 | ISBN: 9780198288350
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596094 | DOI:
 Food Needs and Work Capacity

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Food needs are discussed in relation to work capacity in eight sections: (1) complementarities among nutrients; (2) nutrition and infection; (3) energy conservation; (4) energy requirements, nutritional status, and productivity; (5) basal metabolic rates and maintenance requirements; (6–7) special requirements during growth and development, and during pregnancy and lactation; and (8) determinants of work capacity and endurance.

Keywords: basal metabolic rate; endurance; energy conservation; energy requirements; food requirements; growth and development; infection; lactation; nutrient requirements; nutrition; nutritional status; pregnancy; productivity; work capacity

Chapter.  17293 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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