Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition

Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition

4th Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editor-in-Chief: Benjamin Caballero
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128218488

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Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Fourth Edition, a Four Volume Set, provides updated information on the foundations of nutrition science, along with the biology and functions of vitamins and other essential nutrients present in the human diet. The book's content offers a modern understanding of the links between diet and health effects, including diseases of recognized nutritional etiology. This overview of the genetic and molecular aspects of nutrient-health interrelationships includes important content on topics like nutrigenomics, metabolomics and the microbiome. In addition, the book provides global context, particularly on the issue of food production, sustainability and climate change. The new edition carries on the legacy of a reference work that comprehensively offers a one-source, integrated bank of information on all three areas – food, nutrition science and clinical nutrition.

Key Features

  • Provides an excellent overview of the field of human nutrition
  • Includes interdisciplinary chapters written by experts from around the world – chapters written by academics and practitioners from various fields and regions ensure the knowledge within is easily understood by, and applicable to, a large audience
  • Ideal for scientists in the fields of food science, biology, physiology, agriculture and climate change


Faculty teaching comprehensive courses to students at the upper division or graduate level as well as professionals (nutritionists, clinicians, researchers) in all fields related to nutrition and health (basic scientists, practicing physicians, dietitians and nurses, public health and policy experts, consumer advocates, journalists and science writers). Researchers and faculty working in related areas of nutrition, like food science, biology, physiology, agriculture and climate change, as well as students, junior scientists, and the educated public in search for recent advances

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 2500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128218488

About the Editor in Chief

Benjamin Caballero

Professor Benjamin Caballero has over 20 years of experience as a scholar, researcher and leader in the area of child health and nutrition. He obtained his MD from the University of Buenos Aires and his PhD (in neuroendocrine regulation) from MIT. He started his faculty career at Harvard Medical School and moved to Johns Hopkins in 1990 to found the Center for Human Nutrition. Dr. Caballero is a recognized expert on the nutritional needs of children and adults, and on nutrient requirements in undernourished populations. He has focused on the problem of childhood obesity in the US and in developing countries and explored the impact of dietary transition and globalization on health indicators. He is an active participant in key scientific committees advising the US government on issues of diet and health. Dr. Caballero is an active leader in the area of global health, specifically on diet, lifestyle and disease risk. Awards include the Ancel Keys Prize for achievements in international public health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E2547, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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