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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.
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.
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Adipose Tissue: Structure, Function and Metabolism
Regulation of Metabolism
Adolescents: Nutritional Problems of Adolescents
Introduction: Normal Adolescent Growth and Diet
Other Nutritional Diseases
Specific Nutrient Requirements
Zinc and Other Minerals
Adolescents: Requirements for Growth and Optimal Health
Physical Changes During Adolescence
Impact of Lifestyle on Nutrition
Theories of Aging
Modification of the Aging Process
Alcohol: Absorption, Metabolism, and Physiological Effects
Physical Properties of Ethanol
Absorption and Distribution of Alcohol
Metabolism of Alcohol
Nonoxidative Metabolism of Alcohol
Blood Ethanol Concentration
Factors Affecting Blood Ethanol Concentration
Physiological Effects of Alcohol
Effects of Acetate
Alcohol: Effects of Consumption on Diet and Nutritional Status
Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Dietary Intake
The Potential Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Consumption
The Risks of Ex
"This new edition has been completely revised and expanded to accommodate the enormous growth of the scientific discipline of human nutrition, including the effects of such pivotal events as mapping of the human genome and the discovery that nutrients influence the mutation of viruses. Though comprehensive, the articles are not overly technical, making the work relevant to both general readers and health care practitioners." Summing Up: Essential.--CHOICE Reviews Online, June 2014