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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192627568
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 664
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Acknowledgements
Permissions
Dedication
1 Introduction 1
2 Carbohydrates 11
3 Lipids 29
4 Protein 51
5 Energy 73
6 Alcohol 91
7 Water, Electrolytes and Acid-Base Balance 107
8 Major Minerals: Calcium and Magnesium 123
9 Iron 137
10 Trace Elements 151
Zinc 151
Copper 157
Iodine 159
Selenium 164
Fluorine 171
Ultratrace Elements 176
11 Vitamin A and Carotenoids 179
12 The B Vitamins 197
13 Vitamins C and E 217
14 Vitamins D and K 235
15 Other Biologically Active Substances in Food 245
16 Overweight and Obesity 259
17 Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM) 271
18 Cardiovascular Diseases 279
19 Diet and Cancer Causation 309
20 Diabetes Mellitus 327
21 Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa 339
22 Food Groups 351
23 Food Toxicity and Safety 379
24 Food Analysis and Food Composition Tables 397
25 Dietary Assessment 409
26 Determining Nutritional Status 427
27 Pregnancy and Lactation 461
28 Infant Feeding 469
29 Childhood and Adolescence 481
30 Sports Nutrition 491
31 Nutrition and Ageing 499
32 Food Habits 515
33 Nutritional Recommendations for the General Population 523
34 Nutrition Promotion for Communities 539
35 Dietary Counselling 547
36 War in Former Yugoslavia: Coping with Nutritional Issues 557
37 The Elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders 575
38 Nutritional Consequences of Poverty in Developed Countries 581
39 Cultural Sensitivity in Nutrition Education: The Tongan Experience 589
40 Nutrition and Immune Defence 599
41 Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition Support 609
Index 619
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