Food and Nutritional Supplements: Their Role in Health and Disease / Edition 1

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Consumer interest in diet and nutritional supplements is increasing dramatically. This book is designed to meet the needs of those professionals who are called upon to advise patients and the general public. It provides a valuable text for those who are researchers or decision-makers in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The text presents a thorough account of this topical subject and enables the reader to appreciate the functions of nutrients in health and common disease states, to understand the current debates over the roles of nutrients and supplements in the diet, and to answer those questions frequently asked by patients and consumers.
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"This book is recommended because each of the contributors has provided a concise but comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in our understanding of nutrition in relation to food and nutritional supplements. Therefore, an informed view has been created by the editors as a basis when making decisions about healthy eating or the use of dietary supplements." (Advances in Food Science, Vol. 24 (3), 2002)

"The purpose of this book is to examine the phenomenon of self medication with nutritional supplements from both a biological and psychological perspective. … This book is designed to meet the needs of those professionals who are called upon to advise patients and the general public. It also provides a valuable text for those who are researchers or decision makers in the food and pharmaceutical industries." (Food Trade Review, Vol. 72, February, 2002)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540417378
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 9/6/2001
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 197
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

J.K. Ransley: The Rise and Rise of Food and Nutritional Supplements .- M.E. Joynson: Why Do Health Professionals Need to Know More About Nutrition? - J.K. Donnelly: Nutrient Requirements in Health and Disease. - N.W. Read: Placebo and Panacea: The Healing Effect of Nutritional Supplements .- A.T. Diplock: Antioxidants, Nutrition and Health .- D.A. Bender: Nutritional and Non-Nutritional Uses of Vitamin B6 .- C.J. Schorah: Folic Acid and Disease Prevention: A Long Day's Journey Into Light .- H.F. Woods: The Additional of Micronutrients to Food .- C. Shortt, S. Salminen, M.B. Roberfroid: Probiotics and Prebiotics in Health .- J.E. Cade, V.J. Burley, S.F.L. Kirk: Phytoestrogens and Health .- P.R. Jackson, L.E. Ramsay, E.J. Wallis: Dietary Supplements and Their Role in the Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease .- P.C. Calder: The Scientific Basis for Fish Oil Supplementation in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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