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Distinguished experts provide in-depth information on historic landmarks in nutrition, specific dietary components, nutrition in integrated biologic systems, nutritional assessment through the life cycle, nutrition in various clinical disorders, public health and policy issues, and more.
Nutrition is unique in its behavioral approach--challenging students to actively participate, not just memorize the material. Offering a balanced coverage of behavioral change and the science of nutrition.
With a clear and concise format, Handbook of Nutrition and Food presents the quantitative and qualitative data and information needed by nutritionists, dieticians, and health care professionals. It proceeds from human development to body systems and disease to micro/macro nutrients and concludes with nutrition counseling and community nutrition. Sections include interpretive text to help you understand the background and use of the material. Presenting information covering biochemistry, macronutrients, micronutrients, disease, and applied dietetics, the book includes: Extensive bibliographic entries All necessary mathematical formulae Comprehensive tabular data State-of-the-art molecular implications ABOUT THE EDITOR: Carolyn D. Berdanier, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, where she served as Head of the Department of Foods and Nutrition. After eleven years in this position, she stepped down to resume research full time. Her work has been supported by NIH, USDA, and various other organizations concerned with nutrition. She is a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, the American Diabetes Association, and several honorary societies. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Nutrition, FASEB Journal, Nutrition Research, and Biochemical Archives. Current interests include studies on the role of nutrients in the control of mitochondrial gene expression. In addition to Handbook of Nutrition and Food, Dr. Berdanier has written, edited, and co-edited several bestselling books for CRC Press, including the Advanced Nutrition titles and CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition.
Chemoprevention of cancer has been the focus of intensive research for more than two decades. Epidemiological evidence has shown a small, but significant association between fruit and vegetable intake and a reduction in cancer risk. Diet may account for about thirty five percent of cancer. Large claims have been made for the effectiveness of particular diets in determining one's risk of developing cancer, ranging from protection against cancer initiation, progression and metastasis. A wide array of dietary components has been demonstrated to be as effective in fighting off cancer. Towards an increased understanding of the nutrition, excercise and diet in preventing cancer or inhibiting its progression has led to the discovery and development of novel and effective drugs that regulate intracellular signaling network in the body. This information will be very useful to explore novel and highly effective chemopreventive strategies for reducing the health burden of cancer. Hippocrates, who proclaimed 25 centuries ago, 'Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food'. They estimated that one third of all cancer cases could be prevented by a healthier diet; statements which are widely accepted in the scientific literature. This book covers the current state-of-the art knowledge on the impact of nutrition and diet with nutrigenetics, nutritional epigenomics, nutritional transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics approach in cancer prevention and therapy.
A holistic and comprehensive overview of nutrition including Eastern and Western perspectives.
This is a comprehensive text on the methods - dietary, anthropometric, laboratory and clinical - of assessing the nutritional status of populations and of individuals in the hospital or the community. This Second Edition incorporates recent data from national nutritional surveys in the US and Europe; the flood of new information about iron, vitamin A and iodine; the role of folate in preventing neural tube defects; the use of HPLC techniques and enzyme assays; improvements in data handling; and many other developments. A paperback edition of this book is available to readers living outside of North America and Europe. Interested parties should contact the author at: email@example.com http: //nutrition.earthlight.co.nz
5 Stars! Doody's Review Service Nutrition, Fourth Edition is an accessible introduction to nutritional concepts, guidelines, and functions. It brings scientifically based, accurate information to students about topics and issues that concern them—a balanced diet, weight management, and more—and encourages them to think about the material they’re reading and how it relates to their own lives. Covering important biological and physiological phenomena, including glucose regulation, digestion and absorption, and fetal development - as well as familiar topics such as nutritional supplements and exercise - Nutrition, Fourth Edition provides a balanced presentation of behavioral change and the science of nutrition.
This handbook of nutrition and diet provides information on food nutrients and their functions; food safety and distribution; food composition, consumption and utilization; adequacy of diet; and the nutritional management of diseases and disorders. It also discusses the effects of nutrition and diet on diseases of the bones, teeth, hair, kidneys, liver and nervous system.