Boston University School of Medicine has established a series of Medical Education Programs in Nutrition held each summer since 1975. These deal with controversies in human clinical nutrition. The subjects have covered various topics, including those dealing with the relation- ships between diet and heart disease, diet and cancer, breast* versus bottle-feeding, and dietary fiber and disease. Other noncontroversial topics were also covered at these conferences; they were discussed simply to bring to the attention of the health professional new happenings in nutritional research. These topics dealt with the relationships of nutrition to immune function, to neurotransmitters, to infection, to obesity, and to chemotherapy. This text is a compilation of selected manuscripts of interest to the health professional in the area of human clinical nutrition. Whatever success this text enjoys is in no small way due to the ad- ministrative and editorial efforts of our administrative assistant, Mrs Geraldine Rankin - our sincere thanks.
1 Issues and Advances in Human and Clinical Nutrition.- 2 Can We Design an Optimal Diet for the United States?.- 3 Human Milk Versus Proprietary Milk in the Newborn.- 4 Does Human Milk Intrinsically Help Protect Newborns from Infection?.- 5 Psychosocial Aspects of Breast-Feeding.- 6 Infant Formula - Clinical Evaluation, Its Uses, and Current Feeding Practices in the United States and Developing Countries.- 7 Breast- Versus Bottle-Feeding: Psychological Outcome.- 8 Nutritional Problems of Physically and Mentally Handicapped Children.- 9 Impact of Nutrition on Immune Function.- 10 The Effect of Infection on Host Nutritional Status.- 11 Vitamin D in Health and Disease.- 12 Prothrombin Biosynthesis - A Vitamin K-Dependent Reaction.- 13 Surgical Approaches to Morbid Obesity.- 14 The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.- 15 Dietary Fiber and Cancer.- 16 Nutrition and Chemotherapy- Drug-Nutrient Interactions Using Breast and Colon Carcinoma as Models.- 17 Diet and Diabetes Mellitus.- 18 The Effects of Dietary Components on Brain Function.
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