Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism

Eurofoods: Towards Compatibility of Nutrient Data Banks in Europe
Guest Editor: C.E. West, Wageningen

Guest Editor:
C.E. West, Wageningen

1 figure and 5 tables, 1985

Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Vol. 29, Supplement 1, 1985

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World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics (ISSN 0084-2230), Vol. 45
Series Editor: G.H. Bourne, Grenada, West Indies

World Nutritional Determinants

Volume Editor: G.H. Bourne, Grenada, West Indies


F.A. Kummerow: Optimum Nutrition through Better Planning of World Agriculture
G.R. Jansen: The Nutritional Status of Preschool Children in Egypt
C.S., Wilson: Nutritionally Beneficial Cultural Practices
R.S. Panush; J.C. Delafuente: Vitamins and Immunocompetence
C.K. Chow: Vitamin E and Blood
D. Barnes: Nutritional and Hormonal Requirements of Mammalian Cells in Culture
J. Ganguly; P.S. Sastry: Mechanism of Conversion of Beta-Carotene into Vitamin A - Central Cleavage versus Random Cleavage

In seven expert reviews, this volume summarizes international knowledge on topics of current interest to nutrition researchers. General problems of world food supply are covered together with findings from the basic sciences.

The volume opens with a critical assessment of the many economic and political realities that cripple the capacity of nutrition research and technology to improve worldwide food production and food supply. Focused on agricultural planning, the review also examines problems which make it difficult for nutritionists to reach consensus on essential dietary guidelines. Poor childhood nutrition forms the focus for the second review, which uses data on Egyptian preschool children as a model for discussing the components of a preventive approach. The third review draws upon the anthropology literature to show how many cultures have beliefs and practices that operate to improve nutritional status. Findings from this review work to counter the general assumption that cultural taboos, superstitions, or habits promote poor nutrition. The second half of the book is devoted to advances from the biological sciences relevant to nutrition research. Topics include the roles of vitamins C, E, B group, and A in the mediation of human immune responses, the importance of vitamin E in human cellular metabolism, and the nutritional and hormonal requirements of mammalian cells in culture. The volume concludes with an evaluation of mechanisms involved in the biological transformation of B-carotene into vitamin A.

Fields of Interest
Nutrition, Metabolic Diseases; Biochemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Pediatrics

World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, Vol. 45
World Nutritional Determinants
Volume Editor: G.H. Boume, Grenada, West Indies
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5th International Symposium on Ammonia, Semmering, Austria, May 1984

Advances in Hepatic Encephalopathy and Urea Cycle Diseases

Editors: G. Kleinberger; P. Ferenci; P. Riederer; H. Thaler, Vienna

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1   Introduction: the Establishment of Eurofoods

2   Purpose of Nutrient Data Banks and Options for Eurofoods
A.B. Cramwinckel

3   Review of Food Composition Tables and Nutrient Data Banks in Europe

3.1     Introduction

3.2     Activities of Norfoods: the Nordic Project on Food Composition Tables and Nutrient Data Banks
L. Bergström

3.3     Denmark, A. Møller, J. Højmark Jensen

3.4     Finland, M. Ahola

3.5     Norway, A.H. Rimestad

3.6     Sweden, L. Bergström

3.7     Austria, M. Veitl

3.8     Belgium, G. Verdonk, H. Claesen

3.9     Federal Republic of Germany, H. Rottka, W. Polenski, H. Scherz

3.10   France, J.C. Favier, Z.L. Ostrowski

3.11   Greece, A. Trichopoulou

3.12   Italy, E. Carnovale

3.13   The Netherlands, A.B. Cramwinckel

3.14   Poland, G. Dybowska

3.15   Portugal, I. Martins

3.16   Republic of Ireland, J. Kevany

3.17   Spain, O. Moreiras-Varela

3.18   Switzerland, A. Blumenthal

3.19   United Kingdom, D.A.T. Southgate

3.20   Summary of Survey of Food Composition Tables and Nutrient Data Banks in Europe
L. Arab

4   Infoods: Progress so Far and Plans for the Future W.M. Rand

5   Criteria to Be Used for Acceptance of Data in Nutrient Data Bases
D.A.T. Southgate

6   Nutrient Data Banks from the Point of View of the Computer Programmer
K.C. Day

7   Summary of Recommendations of the Wageningen Workshop and Subsequent Progress

7.1     Introduction and Principal Recommendations
L. Arab, C.E. West

7.2     Computer-Related Projects

7.3     Projects Related to the Collection of Data on Nutrient Losses and Gains in the Preparation of Foods and on Missing Values in Food Composition Tables (Eurofoods NLG and MV Project)

7.4     Project on Food Tables for Tourists and Other Travellers in Europe

7.5     Food Analysis Project

7.6     Inventory Project

7.7     The Future

Appendix:   List of Participants at Initial Eurofoods Meeting with Addresses