This Second Edition is a thorough revision and 20% expansion of the 1998 release, reflecting the continuing scientific advances in the field of human nutrition. Now a four-volume set, nearly 300 articles with concise, up-to-date information are complemented by an award-winning indexing system. Included is expanded coverage of epidemiology of diet-related diseases, functional foods, food safety, clinical nutrition and gastrointestinal disorders. Virtually everyone will find the Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition an easy-to-use resource making it an ideal reference choice for both the professional and the non-professional alike. Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit

Key Features

FEATURES OF SECOND PRINT EDITION * Now a four-volume set with over 250 articles * Expanded coverage of epidemiology of diet-related diseases, functional foods, food safety, and gastrointestinal disorders, among other topics ONLINE FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITIES * Browse the whole work by volume, authors or article titles * Full and extensive subject index can be searched or browsed online, and takes you directly to the indexed paragraph, section, figure or table * Basic and advanced search functionality across the entire work or by specific volume * Users can build, save and re-run seraches, as well as combine saved searches * Extensive internal cross-referencing and dynamic linking from biliographic references to primary-source material, increasing the scope of your research rapidly and effectively * All articles available as full-text HTML files, or as PDF files that can be viewed, downloaded or printed in their original format


Nutritionists, clinical nutritionists, dietitians and allied health workers, university/medical school libraries and public libraries, managers and lawyers within the food industry, and government sectors dealing with nutritional policies

Table of Contents

Adipose tissue Adolescents: Nutritional Requirements Adolescents: Nutritional Problems Aging Alcohol: Absorption, Metabolism and Physiological Effects Alcohol: Disease Risk and Beneficial Effects Alcohol: Effects of Consumption on Diet and Nutritional Status Aluminum Amino Acids: Chemistry and Classification Amino Acids: Metabolism Amino Acids: Specific Functions Anemia: Iron-Deficiency Anemia Anemia: Megaloblastic Anemia Antioxidants: Diet and Antioxidant Defense Antioxidants: Observational Studies Antioxidants: Intervention Studies Appetite: Physiological and Neurobiological Aspects Appetite: Psychobiological and Behavioral Aspects Arthritis Ascorbic Acid: Physiology, Dietary Sources and Requirements Ascorbic Acid: Deficiency States Behavior Bioavailability Biotin Body Composition Bone Brain and Nervous System Breast Feeding Burns Patients Caffeine Calcium Cancer: Epidemiology and Associations Between Diet and Cancer Cancer: Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Cancers Other Than Colorectal Cancers Cancer: Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Cancer: Dietary Management Cancer: Effects on Nutritional Status Cancer: Carcinogenic Substances in Food Carbohydrates: Chemistry and Classification Carbohydrates: Regulation of Metabolism Carbohydrates: Requirements and Dietary Importance Carbohydrates: Resistant Starch and Oligosaccharides Carotenoids: Chemistry, Sources and Physiology Carotenoids: Epidemiology of Health Effects Cereal Gr


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