Human Nutrition: A Health Perspective, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of nutrition, together with their application through the life cycle and in a variety of life situations.
Topics covered are relevant to students in a variety of courses that include nutrition. The book is also ideal for health-related courses that address how nutrition is related to the development of diseases that afflict Western populations, and what can be done to minimize the risks of developing such diseases. To facilitate learning, the book involves readers in thinking about their own nutrition for the protection and promotion of health. Topics include food allergy, fluid intakes, sports nutrition, functional foods, and nutrients sold as supplements.
The text is interspersed with study questions and diagrams to engage and maintain readers’ attention. Scientific explanations are provided in an accessible manner to help in understanding and to clarify principles. The flow of the information builds from methods of studying nutrition and essential principles about the structure of diet through an exploration of the functions of all the nutrients.
The basic knowledge is applicable to a study of the major life stages and the challenges that might threaten nutritional status. The book highlights issues related to major diseases in the West such as coronary heart disease and cancer. It also considers the concept of optimizing nutrition and discusses nutrition policy and related health promotion issues.
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"A well-presented, reader-friendly format. Ideal for use in course units on Diet and Health, Social Nutrition, Food and Health and Health Care and Public Health."
—Ms J. Thompson, Bradford and Ilkley Community College, UK
"This comprehensive and comprehensible book is appropriate for any undergraduate student taking human nutrition as part of their programme … a useful addition to the bookshelf of university lecturers and schoolteachers working in this field ... a valuable and up-to-date resource for all those working in the area or simply interested in nutrition."
—Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Mary E. Barasi BA, BSc, MSc, R. Nutr.
Principal Lecturer in Nutrition, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK
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Descrizione libro CRC Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0340810254
Descrizione libro CRC Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0340810254
Descrizione libro Hodder Arnold, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 2nd edition. 384 pages. 9.75x7.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0340810254