This book provides an introduction to nutrition and dietetics from a health care perspective. The text comprehensively covers the whole area of dietetics and nutrition with the topics divided into three sections, The science of nutrition, Community Nutrition and Therapeutic nutrition and dietetics. It is therefore useful as a reference text for those already working in the field of patient care. It has been revised completely to include the latest government guidelines on nutrition.
Preface. Section 1 - The Science of Nutrition. Introduction to nutrition. Carbohydrates. Fats. Proteins. Mineral elements and water. Vitamins. Energy. Non-starch polysaccharides (dietary fibre). An introduction to food science. Section - Community Nurtition. An introduction to public health nutrition. Food-borne diseases and their prevention. Diet-related diseases. Factors which influence food choice. Dietary recommendations for adults. Diet in infancy, childhood and adolescence. Diet and dental disease. Nutrition and older people. Nutrition, culture and ethnicity. Nutrition and mental health. Nutrition for people with learning disabilities. Section 3 - Therapeutic Nutrition and Dietetics. Diet in obesity. Diet and cardiovascular disease. Hospital-related malnutrition and nutritional support. Diet in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Diet in disorders of the liver and biliary systems. Diet in disorders of the kidneys. Diet in diabetes mellitus. Diet in some disorders encountered in paediatrics. Diet in HIV infection. Diet in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Diet and arthritis. Appendices
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- 30th May 2002
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Associate Head, Department of Physiotherapy and Dietetics, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Coventry, Coventry, UK