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The Nature of Nutrition: A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity [Format Kindle]

Stephen J. Simpson , David Raubenheimer

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Nutrition has long been considered more the domain of medicine and agriculture than of the biological sciences, yet it touches and shapes all aspects of the natural world. The need for nutrients determines whether wild animals thrive, how populations evolve and decline, and how ecological communities are structured. The Nature of Nutrition is the first book to address nutrition's enormously complex role in biology, both at the level of individual organisms and in their broader ecological interactions.

Stephen Simpson and David Raubenheimer provide a comprehensive theoretical approach to the analysis of nutrition--the Geometric Framework. They show how it can help us to understand the links between nutrition and the biology of individual animals, including the physiological mechanisms that determine the nutritional interactions of the animal with its environment, and the consequences of these interactions in terms of health, immune responses, and lifespan. Simpson and Raubenheimer explain how these effects translate into the collective behavior of groups and societies, and in turn influence food webs and the structure of ecosystems. Then they demonstrate how the Geometric Framework can be used to tackle issues in applied nutrition, such as the problem of optimizing diets for livestock and endangered species, and how it can also help to address the epidemic of human obesity and metabolic disease

Drawing on a wealth of examples from slime molds to humans, The Nature of Nutrition has important applications in ecology, evolution, and physiology, and offers promising solutions for human health, conservation, and agriculture.

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Read it! 4 août 2012
Par E. N. Anderson - Publié sur
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I got this book hoping to use it in revising my nutritional anthropology book EVERYONE EATS. I'm well grounded in nutrition, so I figured this would be a boring review. What a surprise. The book had me on the edge of my chair. Most of it was new. Not all of it was--I had read many of the studies when they first came out--but the authors' framework let me look at everything with new eyes.
Their synthesizing idea is the Geometrical Framework, basically plotting protein and carbohydrate and sometimes other nutrients to get a graph of the optimal diet for a particular animal (across whatever nutrients the authors are looking at). This is not totally new. It bears a certain resemblance to the linear optimization models and multidimensional scaling long used in some nutrition subdisciplines. Also, they charge optimal foraging theorists with looking only at bulk calories, but at least in anthropology we have been looking at protein and minerals for quite a few years now. But their use of the Geometrical Framework to deal with Darwinian and ecological questions involves some innovative thinking.
Most of what was new and fascinating to me, though, was their work on insects. I study people, and tend to think of insects more as things people eat (more in southeast Asia and Africa than in the US, perhaps) than things that are, themselves, eating. But insect nutrition turns out to be as diverse and amazing as everything else about insects.
Insects choose their optimal diets when given a choice, and as they age and go through metamorphoses they change their needs and thus their preferences. They sometimes have to trade off egg production against longevity. Natural selection has given them an amazing ability to sense what plants or animals are best for them--sometimes their own dead are best and they become cannibals.
Other life-forms, from mice to slime molds, are also good at choosing optimal diets (and of course we know that plants take up the right nutrients too). The details of choice make fascinating reading.
The application to humans is that the modern diet (whether industrial fast food or traditional peasant subsistence) runs heavily to starch, and in modern cities to fats and oils. We thus wind up with less protein than optimal (around 15%), and the authors argue that we want to optimize our diets and thus have a hidden hunger for protein. Hence a lot of overeating and a lot of modern obesity. They admit there are other issues, notably lack of exercise, which has perverse metabolic effects as well as the obvious calorie-expenditure problem. And many serious meat eaters are overweight (as any barbecue party will show). Still, I am convinced that they have a point, and we need more research in this direction.
Everyone interested in nutrition should definitely look through this book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Protein Leverage Hypothesis 16 septembre 2014
Par Donald K Layman - Publié sur
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This is a great book by an intellectual leader in the field of nutrition. Stephen Simpson created the Protein Leverage Hypothesis to explain how subtle changes in the modern food supply has led to overeating and the obesity epidemic.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Exhaustive and brilliant. Mandatory reading for any serious scholar of nutrition ... 25 mars 2015
Par Joanna E. Lambert - Publié sur
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Exhaustive and brilliant. Mandatory reading for any serious scholar of nutrition and feeding biology.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Mind Changing 10 février 2013
Par John Woggles - Publié sur
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As a layman (engineer) this book was heavy going, but worth the effort. The first believable scientific approach to nutritcian I have come across. The most important book I have read for many years.

Most of the conclusions are deduced from a graphical approach. It was most frustrating that the graphs used did not reproduce clearly in Kindle.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Five Stars 29 septembre 2014
Par Stephen A. Watts - Publié sur
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Excellent text. Very important in understanding what we eat and why.
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