Diet, Nutrition, and Health

Diet, Nutrition, and Health

by Kenneth K. Carroll
     
 

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How does diet influence heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and kidney disease? What is its role in hypertension and obesity? Can an altered diet reduce risk of disease, make people healthier, and contribute to longer life expectancy? Can we use the knowledge we have more effectively? What are the economic and social implications of changing the diets of

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How does diet influence heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and kidney disease? What is its role in hypertension and obesity? Can an altered diet reduce risk of disease, make people healthier, and contribute to longer life expectancy? Can we use the knowledge we have more effectively? What are the economic and social implications of changing the diets of entire populations? Can anything be learned from the history of public health and disease patterns? These and other questions were considered by experts from around the world at a symposium co-sponsored by the Royal Society of Canada and the Food and Nutrition Board of the US National Academy of Sciences. Diet, Nutrition, and Health reports the results of these discussions.

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Papers prepared for a symposium held at the U. of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, May 1987, on aspects of the role of diet in health and disease, with particular reference to cardiovascular disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, and osteoporosis. Includes major presentations on the development and implementation of dietary guidelines. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780773507333
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
08/06/1990
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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