Deaths Elsewhere

December 27, 2004

Dr. Sheldon Margen

, 85, a pioneer in nutritional science whose research was a foundation for dietary guidelines now listed on packaged food in the United States, died of cancer Dec. 18 in Berkeley, Calif.

He co-founded the University of California, Berkeley "Wellness Letter," one of the first newsletters of its kind.

He helped to establish the minimum daily requirements of protein, trace minerals and other components of a healthful adult diet.

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