Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplements: Magic Bullets or Modern Snake Oil?

Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplements: Magic Bullets or Modern Snake Oil?

by Shawn M Talbott
     
 

Talbott has background in exercise physiology and a PhD in nutritional biochemistry (Rutgers U. in New Jersey) and is now affiliated with the U. of Utah as well as a pharmaceutical and nutritional research company. With this reference he has performed a great service for the large numbers of people who are attracted to supplements for maintenance and enhancement of… See more details below

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Talbott has background in exercise physiology and a PhD in nutritional biochemistry (Rutgers U. in New Jersey) and is now affiliated with the U. of Utah as well as a pharmaceutical and nutritional research company. With this reference he has performed a great service for the large numbers of people who are attracted to supplements for maintenance and enhancement of health and fitness, in particular, those who want something more than assurances from well-meaning friends or advertisers' claims. Information is arranged in sections according to health benefits, e.g. weight loss, energy level boosts, immune system support, and heart, joint, mood, and bone health. For each supplement, he tells what it is, claims for its efficacy, and the theory behind the function. Then he clearly discusses relevant scientific studies on the substance, its safety, its value, and a recommended dosage. The numerous works he consulted are listed for each supplement. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789014559
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Nutrition, Exercise, Sports, and Health Series
Pages:
746
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Overview of the Dietary Supplement Industry and the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act1
Ch. 2The Product Development Process for Dietary Supplements13
Ch. 3Critical Evaluation of Dietary Supplements27
Ch. 4Supplements for Weight Loss57
Ch. 5Sports Supplements and Ergogenic Aids101
Ch. 6Supplements for Boosting Energy Levels181
Ch. 7Supplements for Bone Health217
Ch. 8Supplements for Joint Health241
Ch. 9Supplements for Mood and Brain Health271
Ch. 10Supplements for Heart Health331
Ch. 11Supplements for Immune System Support393
Ch. 12Supplements for Antioxidant Protection and Eye Health435
Ch. 13Supplements for Gastrointestinal Health497
Ch. 14Supplements for Male Health537
Ch. 15Supplements for Female Health557
Ch. 16Supplements for Support During Cancer603
Ch. 17Supplements for Support During Diabetes643
Dietary Supplement Master Chart667
Index675

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