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A metabolic unit for studies on human nutrition.
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PMID:  7872828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In clinical nutrition we are used to dealing with the clinical management of patients, but of equal or greater importance is the study of how nutrition affects the development of diseases or modifies its manifestations. This field is complex and links physiological studies of nutrition to the epidemiological analyses which form the basis of thinking in public health in Mexico today. Thus a number of studies have investigated the nutritional risk factors leading to the development of diseases such as heart disease and cancer (1-10). This epidemiological research requires the difficult task of accurately assessing the food consumption of individuals: with poor methodologies the chances of erroneous results are very high. This has implications for both group and individual comparison. Physiological studies on the effects of highly controlled changes in food intake on risk factors then allows the epidemiology to be interpreted in metabolic terms. In this paper we illustrate some of the benefits of metabolic studies and some of the requirements for this successful conduct.
C P Sánchez-Castillo; W P James
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archivos latinoamericanos de nutrición     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0004-0622     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Latinoam Nutr     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-27     Completed Date:  1995-03-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0067507     Medline TA:  Arch Latinoam Nutr     Country:  VENEZUELA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto Nacional de Nutrición Salvador Zubirán.
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Feces / chemistry
Lithium / diagnostic use
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Sweat / chemistry
Time Factors
Urine / chemistry
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