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Nutrients and how the body uses them

Felicity Savage King and Ann Burgess

in Nutrition for Developing Countries

Second edition

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780192622334
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723643 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622334.003.0001
Nutrients and how the body uses them

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This chapter begins with an overview of the subsequent chapters. It then goes on to discuss nutrients — what they are and how the body uses them. Topics covered include what food is made of, the types of nutrients, using nutrients to build tissues, and using nutrients to produce energy.

Keywords: nutrition; diet; food; tissues; energy

Chapter.  2798 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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