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Library JournalWills (Take Off 10 Years in 10 Weeks, Putnam, 1997), a British nutrition expert, has written one of the most comprehensive nutrition books recently published. She covers the latest scientific research on balanced diets, food as medicine, weight control, and food for health and pleasure. More than 350 food charts provide fat, calorie, fiber, cholesterol, and sugar contents. Common food-related ailments are listed, with suggested food solutions. Foods are listed for different stages of life, and healthy cooking for different lifestyles is discussed. One chapter, on foods for gaining weight, is unique. Food preparation and safety are also discussed. This is an excellent nutrition reference book, except for a few places; e.g., for osteoporosis, Wills notes that foods high in oxalates may hinder absorption of calcium but then lists chocolate as one of the best sources of calcium. Over 100 healthy recipes, including some for vegetarians, are included. Recommended for all nutrition reference collections.
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