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Physiol Behav 5:1299-1302 Wade J, Milner J, Krandl M (1981) Evidence for a physiological regulation of food selection and nutrient intake in twins. Am J Clin Nutr 34: 143-147 Sunkin S, Garrow JS (1982) The satiety value of protein. Hum Nutr 36A: 197-201 Fernstrom JD (1986) Effects of protein and carbohydrate ingestion on brain tryptophon levels and serotonin synthesis: putative relationship to appetite for specific nutrients. In: Kare MR, Brand JG (eds) Interaction of the chemical senses with nutrition.

1. 74 m) tall between 60 and 75 kg. Obesity is supposed to start when W/H2 equals 30, or when the woman's weight is 72 kg and the man's 90 kg. What the state is meant to be when W /H2 lies between 25 and 30 is unclear. However, life is more complicated than this. The ratio of W /H2 may be acceptable for population studies when, for example, large groups of people are bo:ing cOntrasted. When this method is applied to individuals, however, it is not appropriate and may indeed be quite misleading.

Durnin: In general, I found this paper interesting but somehow slightly unsatisfactory in its present context. It does not deal with diets which produce problems: anaemia, which is probably the most common deficiency disease in this country, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc. There is also no reference made to diet and health for a very important group of the community: the elderly. Author's reply: I am not aware of specific dietary recommendations for the elderly. A balanced diet for an adult man or woman would no doubt be equally appropriate in old age.

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