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Carbohydrates, fats, and energy

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/9780192622334.003.0002
Carbohydrates, fats, and energy

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This chapter discusses the importance of carbohydrates, fats, and energy. Topics covered include types of carbohydrates (sugars, starches, fibre), fat and fatty acids, cholesterol and heart disease, fat needs, daily energy needs, and the energy needs of women and children.

Keywords: sugar; starch; fibre; fatty acids; energy needs; food; nutrition; nutrients

Chapter.  5320 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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