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Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition

Victor R. Preedy
Ronald Ross Watson
Colin R. Martin, editors

Few phenomena—if any—are as universal and fulfilling as eating. And few bonds are as intricate and personal as our relationship with food: our choices and preferences, our phobias and aversions, the sensory and emotional experience of eating. This relationship is reciprocal as well; as the components of food affect eaters’ behavior, so too do these responses impact what they eat, how much, and why.

The Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition explores both sides of this story, with over 200 chapters covering topics at the cellular, systemic, individual, and population levels (and ranging from prenatal feeding to nutritional decline in the elderly), geared to professionals across the behavioral, nutrition, food, and health fields. National and international experts offer the latest data and new ideas on perennial issues (e.g., obesity, anorexia), specialized topics (e.g., emotional effects of chocolate, night eating syndrome), and emerging trends in these areas of eating and behavior:

• General and normative aspects.
• Pathological and abnormal aspects.
• Specific conditions and diseases affecting diet.
• Interventions to change eating behavior and attitudes in children, adolescents, and adults.
• Behavioral assessment methods.
• Plus helpful “Key Facts,” “Summary Points,” and “Applications to Other Area” features, and dozens of tables and figures.

Theoretically rich and real-world practical, the Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition addresses the interests of a wide audience, including psychologists, nutritionists, dieticians, public health professionals, pharmacologists, food scientists, and physicians. Additionally, pathologists, food marketing professionals, and policymakers will find it an invaluable source of objective information on increasingly salient issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387922706
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 6/29/2011
  • Edition description: 2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 3600
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 15.25 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Victor R. Preedy, PhD. DSc, PRIPH, FRSH, FIBiol, FRCPath, is Director of the Genomics Centre and Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at King’s College London. He is on the editorial advisory board of Journal of Cellular Pathology, Frontiers in Bioscience, and Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, and reviews, as well as 15 books. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures, Springer 2010

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Table of Contents

1. General, normative aspects and overviews.- 1.1 General and normative aspects: evolutionary and genetic.- 1.2 General and normative aspects: sensory.- 1.3 General and normative: endocrine and neuroendocrine.- 1.4 General and normative aspects: neurological.- 1.5 General and normative aspects: behavioural and psychological.- 1.6 General and normative aspects: physiological.- 1.7 General and normative aspects: feeding and eating.- 1.8 General and normative aspects: food choice, selection and preferences .- 1.9 General and normative aspects: appetite.- 1.10 General and normative aspects: fatty acids .- 2. Pathological and abnormal aspects.- 2.1 Pathology and abnormal aspects: genetic.- 2.2 Pathology and abnormal aspects: sensory.- 2.3 Pathology and abnormal aspects: endocrine and neuroendocrine.- 2.4 Pathology and abnormal aspects: neurological.- 2.5 Pathology and abnormal aspects: behavioural and psychological.- 2.6 Pathology and abnormal aspects: physiological.- 2.7 Pathology and abnormal aspects: feeding and eating.- 2.8 Pathology and abnormal aspects: food choice, selection and preferences .- 2.9 Pathology and abnormal aspects: appetite .- 2.10 Pathology and abnormal aspects: lipids.- 2.11 Pathology and abnormal aspects: miscellaneous topics .- 3. Specific conditions and diseases.- 3.1 Pregnancy.- 3.2 Developmental, children and adolescents.- 3.3 Starvation and nutrient deficiency .- 3.4 Anorexia nervosa.- 3.5 Bulimia nervosa and night eating syndrome.- 3.6 Metabolic syndrome and non-obese-overweight.- 3.7 Obesity .- 3.8 Diabetes.- 3.9 Nutrient excess and toxicity .- 3.10 Ageing and Dementia.- 3.11 Alcohol.- 3.12 Quality of Life.- 3.13 Body image.- 4. Changing eating behaviour and attitudes.- 4.1 The young and adolescents.- 4.2 Adults and the elderly.- 4.3 Other general or specific conditions .- 5. Selective methods

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