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Food and Health

    Naturevolume 135page1059 (1935) | Download Citation



    PROF. H. C. SHERMAN, the author of several scientific books on food and nutrition, has now written a short popular account. A clear description of the caloric requirements of adults and children is summarised in a useful table. Regarding the daily amount of protein, about which there has been so much con-. troversy, Sherman concludes, from direct experimental data, that 44 gm. a day suffices for an adult; for children relatively more, at the figure of 10–15 per cent of the calories. The nutritional responsibilities assigned to the proteins belong rather to the mineral elements and vitamins. The chapters on the vitamins are short. The optimal amounts of each vitamin are four or five times those found as minimal. There are tables, needing corrections, showing the distribution of the vitamins in foods.

    Food and Health.

    By Prof. Henry C. Sherman. Pp. x + 296. (New York: The Macmillan Co., 1934.) 10s. 6d. net.

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