Refined Carbohydrate Foods And Disease

Refined Carbohydrate Foods And Disease

1st Edition - January 28, 1975

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  • Editor: D Burkitt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153683

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Refined Carbohydrate Foods and Disease: Some Implications of Dietary Fibre addresses the geographical distribution and historical emergence of the characteristically western diseases, which may be accounted for on a common dietary basis, particularly, on deficiency of dietary fiber. The book is divided into 10 parts, each with number of chapters focusing on relationship between disease and the environment; refined carbohydrate foods; various diseases of the large intestine; and other diseases that are associated with constipation, straining at stool, and refined carbohydrate foods. The book shows the role of refined carbohydrate foods as a significant cause of diseases, because it removes fiber, which has many unsuspected physiological functions. This reference is deemed to be useful to forge stronger links between epidemiologists and experimental workers.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors



    Part I Disease and environment

    Chapter 1. Relating disease to environment in a search for causative factors.

    Chapter 2. Significance of relationships

    Part II Refined carbohydrate foods

    Chapter 3. Refined carbohydrate foods and fibre

    Chapter 4. Some historical aspects of milling cereals and refining sugar

    Chapter 5. Dietary changes in modern times

    Part III Refined carbohydrate foods in the gastrointestinal tract

    Chapter 6. The effects of carbohydrate refining on food ingestion, digestion and absorption

    Chapter 7. Gastrointestinal transit times; stool weights and consistency; intraluminal pressures

    Part IV Diseases of the large intestine

    Chapter 8. Appendicitis.

    Chapter 9. Diverticular disease of the colon

    Chapter 10. Benign and malignant tumours of large bowel

    Chapter 11. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease

    Part V Other diseases associated with constipation and straining at stool

    Chapter 12. Varicose veins, deep vein thrombosis and haemorrhoids

    Chapter 13. Hiatus hernia

    Part VI Other disorders related to refined carbohydrate foods

    Chapter 14. Gallstones and cholecystitis

    Chapter 15. Ischaemic heart disease, atheroma and fibrinolysis

    Chapter 16. Diabetes mellitus and obesity

    Chapter 17. Dental caries and periodontal disease

    Part VII

    Chapter 18. Duodenal ulcer and diet

    Part VIII

    Chapter 19. Some diseases characteristic of western civilization prevalent in wild and domestic animals.

    Part IX

    Chapter 20. Disorders of unknown aetiology showing certain epidemiological associations

    Part X

    Chapter 21. Concluding considerations.



Product details

  • No. of pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 28, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323153683

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D Burkitt

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