Nutrition of the Italian people during the last fifty years. Present position in Italy of research in human nutrition. Statistics on the nutrition of the Italian people
Bottazzi, F.; Quagliariello, G.; Niceforo, A.
Commission for Study of Problems of Nutrition (Italian National Res. Council)
An account is given of past studies on the nutrition of the Italian people, and an outline of the present extensive programme of investigation, which falls under three heads: (1) chemical analysis of natural and artificial foods produced by Italy and her colonies; (2) research on the basal metabolism and material and energy exchanges with reference to sex, age, occupation and locality to establish true food requirements; (3) a series of dietetic surveys covering the whole of Italy.