The general plan of this volume, Nutritional Approaches to Aging Research is for each chapter to present first a reasonably succinct state-of-the-art appraisal of present knowledge in the particular field or problem covered. This will vary considerable depending on the subject matter. Following this, each chapter will focus on the problems and pitfalls, both conceptual and technological, of work in the particular field and, no less important, present some of the opportunities and implications of work in that particular area.
1. Nutrition and Age-Related Changes of Carbohydrate Metabolism 3. Lipids in Nutrition and Aging 4. Human Aging- Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism and Implications for Protein and Amino Acid Requirements 5. The Vitamin Statues and Requirements of the Elderly 6. Trace Elements in Aging Research- Emphasis on Zinc, Copper, Chromium, and Selenium 7. Dietary Antioxidants and Aging on Membrane Functions 8. Effects of Aging Upon Intestinal Absorption 9. Nutrition in the Development and Aging of the Skeleton 10. Aging, Arthritis and Food Hypersensitivities and Allergies- A research Opportunity Revisited 11. The Important Interaction of Alcoholism with Nutrition in the Elderly 12. Dietary Restriction and Life Extension-Biological Mechanisms 13. Nutrition and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary Influence on Aging