1. Core Concepts of Nutrition

  1. Dr Susan A Lanham-New1,
  2. Professor Ian A Macdonald2 and
  3. Associate Professor Helen M Roche3
  1. Professor Ian A Macdonald2 and
  2. Professor Michael J Gibney3

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327779.ch1

Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition

Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition

How to Cite

Macdonald, I. A. and Gibney, M. J. (2010) Core Concepts of Nutrition, in Nutrition and Metabolism, Second Edition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, I. A. Macdonald and H. M. Roche), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444327779.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 2

    University of Nottingham, UK

  3. 3

    University College Dublin, Ireland

Author Information

  1. 2

    University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 3

    University College Dublin, Ireland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168083

Online ISBN: 9781444327779

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Keywords:

  • nutrition and core concepts;
  • nutrient body reserves and changes - nutrient intake and body's utilisation of nutrient;
  • nutrition and metabolism - macronutrient aspects of nutrition;
  • nutrient balance - concepts of metabolic equilibrium or steady state;
  • storage of absorbed nutrients [triacylglycerol (TAG) - adipose tissue or glucose in glycogen] or nutrient loss cessation;
  • body composition and blood constituents - being constant;
  • substrate synthesis reduction consequences - varying between nutrients;
  • flux of nutrient through metabolic pathway - measure of role of pathway activity;
  • metabolism, nutrients and metabolites - in body, nutrients and metabolites;
  • body's response to altered metabolic and nutritional states - minimising consequences of alterations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Balance

  • Turnover

  • Flux

  • Metabolic pools

  • Adaptation to altered nutrient supply

  • Perspectives on the future

  • Further reading