A Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplements: Magic Bullets or Modern Snake Oil? / Edition 1

A Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplements: Magic Bullets or Modern Snake Oil? / Edition 1

by Shawn M Talbott, Robert Wildman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789014564

ISBN-13: 9780789014566

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Written by one of the foremost experts on sports nutrition and performance, A Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplements takes a critical look at the dietary supplement industry. With an estimated 60 percent of adult Americans using dietary supplements every day, the need for a thorough examination of the hundreds of products on the market is long overdue. This

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Written by one of the foremost experts on sports nutrition and performance, A Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplements takes a critical look at the dietary supplement industry. With an estimated 60 percent of adult Americans using dietary supplements every day, the need for a thorough examination of the hundreds of products on the market is long overdue. This comprehensive guide (Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine) presents straightforward analysis from a consumer's perspective, giving you the facts on more than 140 supplements and information on which supplements work (and which don't!) for a wide range of health conditions—from preventing cancer and heart disease to fighting diabetes and depression.

United States Department of Agriculture surveys show that more than 70 percent of Americans fail to achieve daily recommended levels for many vitamins and minerals. With today's emphasis on fitness, millions are investing their money and health in quick-fix solutions-supplements promoted as cure-alls to right nutritional wrongs, lower the likelihood of disease, and work dietary miracles. A Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplements presents a more realistic view of supplements as neither miracle cure nor nutritional sham, but as consumer products to be accepted or rejected based on scientific fact, not fitness fantasy.

A Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplements looks at the pros and cons of dietary supplements in the areas of:

  • weight loss
  • bones and joints
  • energy, brain, and mood
  • heart, eye, and gastrointestinal health
  • male and female health
  • cancer, diabetes, and the immune system
  • sports and ergogenic aids
In addition, the book presents an overview of the dietary supplement industry and the regulations that govern it and looks at the process for developing new products. Designed to cut through the confusion surrounding dietary supplements, A Guide to Understanding Dietary Supplemens is an invaluable resource for students, educators and professionals who deal with nutrition, exercise, physical education, nursing, and anyone else interested in health and fitness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789014566
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Nutrition, Exercise, Sports, and Health Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
740
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.80(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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