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Vitamin K and Vitamin K–Dependent Proteins

The Cambridge World History of Food

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...The term “vitamin K” was first introduced by Henrik Dam in 1935, following discovery of a fat-soluble substance that could prevent bleeding (Dam 1935, 1964). During the years 1928 to 1930, Dam conducted studies on the cholesterol metabolism...

Nonfoods as Dietary Supplements

The Cambridge World History of Food

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...Food: A substance (of natural origin) ingested to maintain life and growth. Diet: The habitual pattern of consumption of food and drink. Supplement: That which supplies a deficiency or fulfills...

Introduction

The Cambridge World History of Food

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...We began work on the Cambridge History and Culture of Food and Nutrition Project even as we were still reading the page proofs for The Cambridge World History of Human Disease, published in 1993. At some point in that effort we had begun...

Nutrition and Mental Development

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...Most research on nutrition and human mental development has focused on protein–energy malnutrition (PEM), which consists of deficits in energy and protein as well as other nutrients (Golden 1988). But there is also an extensive literature...

Muscovy Ducks

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...Of the two species of domesticated anatines, the Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) is larger, less vocal, and characterized by a fleshy protuberance on the head of the male. It is a duck of tropical American origin, whose wild ancestors...

Geese

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...The common domestic geese are derived from two wild species, the greylag, Anser anser, and the swan goose, Anser cygnoides. The wild greylag is found seasonally...

Phosphorus

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...Phosphorus (abbreviated as P) is a highly toxic element, which, when it occurs in the form of a phosphate salt, becomes a nutrient essential for human health. Phosphates are found in practically every type of food and, consequently...

Dogs

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...The Dog as Human Food The difficulty that confronts one at the very beginning of a study...

Food Sensitivities: Allergies and Intolerances

The Cambridge World History of Food

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...Foods and beverages contain nutrients that are essential to human life, but they also contain elements that, for some individuals, may be harmful to health or even life-threatening. Foods and beverages may cause adverse reactions when...

Lactose Intolerance

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...Lactose is a disaccharide composed of linked molecules of the simple sugars glucose and galactose. Dietary lactose is obtained almost exclusively from milk. Infants and young children digest lactose with an enzyme,lactase, which splits...