Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition

Edited by

  • Lindsay H Allen, University of California Davis, USA
  • Andrew Prentice, London School of Tropical Medicine, UK


  • Benjamin Caballero, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, U.S.A.

The role of nutrition in improving quality of life and combating disease is undeniable - and researchers from different disciplines are bringing their perspectives to bear on this fundamental topic.

The 4-volume Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Third Edition, is a thorough revision of the previous award-winning version and reflects the scientific advances in the field of human nutrition. It presents the latest understanding on a wide range of nutrition-related topics including food safety, weight management, vitamins, bioengineering of foods, plant based diet and raw foods among others. New articles on organic food, biofortification, nutritional labeling and the effect of religious customs on diet, among many others, reflect the dedication to currency in this revision.  It not only contains the most current and thorough information available on the topic, but also contains broader cross-referencing on emerging opportunities for potential treatment and prevention of diseases.

An ideal starting point for scientific research, Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Third Edition, continues to provide authoritative information in an accessible format, making this complex discipline available to readers at both the professional and non-professional level.

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Nutritionists, clinical nutritionists, dietitians and allied health workers will all find this MRW useful. Libraries including university, medical school, public; food industry corporations; and government sectors dealing with nutritional policies will want this MRW in their library.


Book information

  • Published: January 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-375083-9

Table of Contents

Sample Table of Contents

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1. Adipose Tissue

2. Adolescents | Nutritional Problems

3. Adolescent requirements for growth and optimal health

4. Aging

5. Alcohol | Absorption, Metabolism and Physiological Effects

7. Alcohol | Effects of Consumption on Diet and Nutritional Status

8. Aluminum

9. Amino Acids | Chemistry and Classification

10. Amino Acids | Metabolism

11. Amino Acids | Specific Functions

13. Antioxidants | Intervention Studies

16. Appetite | Physiological and Neurobiological Aspects

17. Appetite | Psychobiological and Behavioral Aspects

18. Arthritis

19. Ascorbic Acid | Physiology, Dietary Sources and Requirements

20. Ascorbic Acid | Deficiency States

21. Asthma

22. Behavior

23. Beverages

24. Bioavailability

25. Biofortification

26. Biotin

27. Body Composition

29. Bone | Nutritional Aspects

30. Brain and Nervous System

31. Breast Feeding

32. Burns Patients

33. Caffeine

34. Calcium

36. Cancer | Epidemiology and Associations Between Diet and Cancer

37. Cancer | Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Cancers Other Than Colorectal Cancers

38. Cancer | Epidemiology of Lung Cancer

39. Cancer | Dietary Management

40. Cancer | Carcinogenic Substances in Food

41. Carbohydrates | Chemistry and Classification

42. Carbohydrates | Regulation of Metabolism