OLD AND NEW CHALLENGES FOR THE SCIENCE OF NUTRITION

  • Mariana GRAUR “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Abstract

At a quick search in a dictionary, one can find that nutrition is “the biochemical and physiological process by which an organism uses food to sustain its life; it includes ingestion, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion” (Encyclopedia Britannica) (1). However, the term nutrition also means “the science that studies the physiological process of nutrition (primarily human nutrition), interpreting the nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance, growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism” (2).

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Published
2021-12-30