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Nutritional needs in cold and in high-altitude environments : applications for military personnel in field operations / Committee on Military Nutrition Research, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine ; Bernadette M. Marriott and Sydne J. Carlson, editors.

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Subject: Nutrition > Requirements > Congresses.
Cold > Physiological effect > Congresses.
Altitude, Influence of > Congresses.
Soldiers > Nutrition > Requirements > Congresses.
Nutritional Requirements > Congresses.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena > Congresses.
Cold Temperature > Congresses.
Altitude > Congresses.
Military Personnel > Congresses.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 0585098425
  • ISBN: 9780585098425
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 568 pages) : illustrations, portrait, charts
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996.

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General Note: Proceedings of a workshop sponsored by the Committee on Military Nutrition Research of the Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Committee summary and recommendations -- A review of the physiology and nutrition in cold and in high-altitude environments by the Committee on Military Nutrition Research -- Committee on Military Nutrition Research recommendations and conclusions -- Background and introduction to the topic -- Cold weather and high-altitude nutrition: overview of the issues / Eldon W. Askew -- Leadership insights for military operations in cold weather and at high altitudes / Russell W. Schumacher, Jr. -- Cold-weather field feeding: military rations / Nancy King -- Feeding the U.S. Army Sixth Infantry Division (Light) in the cold / Thomas J. Lange -- The cold environment -- The physiology of cold exposure / Andrew J. Young, Michael N. Sawka, Kent B. Pandolf -- Military schedules vs. biological clocks / R.S. Pozos, D.E. Roberts, A.C. Hackney, S.J. Feith -- Influence of cold stress on human fluid balance / Beau J. Freund, Michael N. Sawka -- Muscle metabolism and shivering during cold stress / Ira Jacobs -- Macronutrient requirements for work in cold environments / Peter J.H. Jones, Ian K.K. Lee -- Cold exposure, appetite, and energy balance / Jacques A. LeBlanc -- Effects of cold and altitude on vitamin and mineral requirements / Robert D. Reynolds -- Micronutrient deficiency states and thermoregulation in the cold / John L. Beard -- Drug-induced delay of hypothermia / Andre L. Vallerand -- The high-terrestrial environment -- The physiology of high-altitude exposure / Allen Cymerman -- Physical performance at high altitudes / Robert B. Schoene -- Fluid metabolism at high altitudes / Inder S. Anand, Y. Chandrashekhar -- Maintenance of body weight at high altitudes: in search of 500 kcal/day / Gail E. Butterfeld -- Energy and macronutrient requirements for work at high altitudes / Reed W. Hoyt, Arnold Honig -- Oxidative stress at high altitudes and effects of Vitamin E / I. Simon-Schnass -- Performance in cold and in high-altitude environments -- Effects of altitude on cognitive performance and mood states / Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Harris R. Liberman -- Food components and other treatments that may enhance mental performance at high altitudes and in the cold / Harris R. Liberman, Barbara Shukitt-Hale.
Summary: This book reviews the research pertaining to nutrient requirements for working in cold or in high-altitude environments and states recommendations regarding the application of this information to military operational rations. It addresses whether, aside from increased energy demands, cold or high-altitude environments elicit an increased demand or requirement for specific nutrients, and whether performance in cold or high-altitude environments can be enhanced by the provision of increased amounts of specific nutrients.
Language Note: English.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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