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19 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM

Editor Speaks

M. Shamsur Rahman
Editor Speaks

Nutrition starts in the embryonic life as the trophoblast cells invade the deciduas digesting and imbibing it. Progesterone secreted during last half of sexual cycles convert endometrial stromal cells into swollen cells with extra glycogen, protein, lipids, minerals for development of zygote (fertilized egg).

Energy requirement for heavy work is 3500 kcal, apyrexial male in bed 2000 kcal and female 1600 kcal, male office worker is 2700kcal, farmer is 2800 kcal. A healthy housewife requires 2000 kcal and rural wife 2500 kcal. 1gm of carbohydrate gives 4.1 kcal, protein 4.3 and fat 9.3 kcal.  Our food intake depends on availability of food and stimulation of hypothalamus. Stimulation of lateral hypothalamus causes us voracious i.e. hyperphagic and stimulation of ventromedial nucleus of hypothalamus causes satiety in animal.

Healthy nutritious diet prevents varieties of diseases including cancer and essential for growth and development of children and adolescents. We should eat well, enough water (8-10 glasses), variety of foods including fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, lean meats, poultry, fish and less salt, sugar, saturated fat and transfat.

Our cover story this week is Nutrition. Any imbalance in nutrition may lead to under nutrition or over nutrition. Malnutrition is the nutritional disorder caused by imbalance in nutritional intake. The objective of a proper diet is to achieve and maintain a desirable body composition and a large capacity for physical and mental work.

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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