Essentials of Human Nutrition / Edition 1

Essentials of Human Nutrition / Edition 1

by Jim Mann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192627562

ISBN-13: 9780192627568

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


The consequences of inappropriate human nutrition are amongst the major causes of ill health and premature death throughout the world. Appropriate nutrition is essential for normal growth and development, optimum human performance, and has been identified as a major factor in the prevention of many forms of cancer. Essentials of Human Nutritionprovides a…  See more details below

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The consequences of inappropriate human nutrition are amongst the major causes of ill health and premature death throughout the world. Appropriate nutrition is essential for normal growth and development, optimum human performance, and has been identified as a major factor in the prevention of many forms of cancer. Essentials of Human Nutritionprovides a broad based introduction to the field of human nutrition, aimed at undergradute students embarking on courses in nutrition, and for medical students, doctors, and other health professionals, who require a basic understanding of the subject. While providing the basics of human nutrition, the book discusses some of the most important applied and clinical topics in the field today, including a number of fascinating case studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192627568
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
664
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Permissions
Dedication
1Introduction1
2Carbohydrates11
3Lipids29
4Protein51
5Energy73
6Alcohol91
7Water, Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance107
8Major Minerals: Calcium and Magnesium123
9Iron137
10Trace Elements151
Zinc151
Copper157
Iodine159
Selenium164
Fluorine171
Ultratrace Elements176
11Vitamin A and Carotenoids179
12The B Vitamins197
13Vitamins C and E217
14Vitamins D and K235
15Other Biologically Active Substances in Food245
16Overweight and Obesity259
17Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM)271
18Cardiovascular Diseases279
19Diet and Cancer Causation309
20Diabetes Mellitus327
21Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa339
22Food Groups351
23Food Toxicity and Safety379
24Food Analysis and Food Composition Tables397
25Dietary Assessment409
26Determining Nutritional Status427
27Pregnancy and Lactation461
28Infant Feeding469
29Childhood and Adolescence481
30Sports Nutrition491
31Nutrition and Ageing499
32Food Habits515
33Nutritional Recommendations for the General Population523
34Nutrition Promotion for Communities539
35Dietary Counselling547
36War in Former Yugoslavia: Coping with Nutritional Issues557
37The Elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders575
38Nutritional Consequences of Poverty in Developed Countries581
39Cultural Sensitivity in Nutrition Education: The Tongan Experience589
40Nutrition and Immune Defence599
41Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support609
Index619

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