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Meeting Micronutrient Requirements for Health and Development

by Z.A. Bhutta, R.F. Hurrell & I.H. Rosenberg

Meeting macro- and micronutrient requirements during pregnancy and early childhood is crucial for short- and long-term health and cognitive function. Meta-analyses confirm that supplementation or fortification...


Nutritional Coaching Strategy to Modulate Training Efficiency

by K.D. Tipton & L.J.C. van Loon

Regular training and adequate nutrition are key factors in modulating exercise performance: Optimal performance requires a healthy diet adapted to the specific demands of the individual athlete's training and...


Obesity Treatment and Prevention: New Directions

by A. Drewnowski & B.J. Rolls

Obesity continues to be a major problem for global public health, affecting not only adults, but increasingly also adolescents and even young children. Moreover, obesity and diabetes are no longer limited to...


Joy of Sustainable Eating

by Karl von Koerber & Hubert Hohler

Did you ever wonder how fresh tomatoes and strawberries appear on your supermarket shelves in the middle of winter? Clearly, they have been grown, processed, and preserved in ways that we are only dimly aware...


The Pangolin Diary: An Australian Male Midwife in Africa

by David Stanley

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The Pangolin Diary offers reflections and insights by an Australian male midwife working in remote, rural Zimbabwe in the early 1990s, as AIDS and TB spread their shadow across the continent.

Some...


Phase Transitions in Foods

by Yrjö H. Roos, Yrjo H Roos & Steve Taylor

Assembling recent research and theories, this book describes the phase and state transitions that affect technological properties of biological materials occurring in food processing and storage. It covers the...


Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health

by Jessica Fanzo, Danny Hunter & Teresa Borelli

Currently 868 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing...


Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity: Current Status, Consequences and Prevention

by Debasis Bagchi

Understanding the complex factors contributing to the growing childhood obesity epidemic is vital not only for the improved health of the world's future generations, but for the healthcare system. The impact...


Nutrition and Genomics: Issues of Ethics, Law, Regulation and Communication

by David Castle & Nola Ries

Nutrigenomics is the rapidly developing field of science that studies nutrient-gene interaction. This field has broad implications for understanding the interaction of human genomics and nutrition, but can also...


Obesity Prevention: The Role of Brain and Society on Individual Behavior

by Laurette Dube, Antoine Bechara & Alain Dagher

Over the years, approaches to obesity prevention and treatment have gone from focusing on genetic and other biological factors to exploring a diversity of diets and individual behavior modification interventions...


Flour and Breads and their Fortification in Health and Disease Prevention

by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson & Vinood B. Patel

Bread and flour-based foods are an important part of the diet for millions of people worldwide. Their complex nature provides energy, protein, minerals and many other macro- and micronutrients. However, consideration...


Nutritionism: The Science and Politics of Dietary Advice

by Gyorgy Scrinis

Popularized by Michael Pollan in his best-selling In Defense of Food, Gyorgy Scrinis’ concept of nutritionism refers to the reductive understanding of nutrients as the key indicators of healthy food—an approach...


Grocery Makeover: Small Changes for Big Results

by Julie Feldman

Are your grocery shopping trips less than inspiring? Do you write the same list of items, week after week, and trudge through the store on autopilot? Have you been stocking the same ingredients in your pantry...


Handbook of Milk Composition

by Unknown Author

This informative treatise offers a concise collection of existing, expert data summarizing the composition of milk. The Handbook of Milk Composition summarizes current information on all aspects of human and...


Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

by Carol J. Boushey, Ann M. Coulston & Cheryl L. Rock

As we enter the 21st century, a new era of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease emerges. Clinical nutrition involves the integration of diet, genetics, environment, and behavior promoting health...


Foodborne Infections and Intoxications

by J. Glenn Morris Jr. & Morris Potter

The accelerated globalization of the food supply, coupled with toughening government standards, is putting global food production, distribution, and retail industries under a high-intensity spotlight. High-publicity...


Wine Science: Principles, Practice, Perception

by Ronald S. Jackson

The second edition of Wine Science: Principles, Practice, Perception updates the reader with current processes and methods of wine science, including an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of various...


Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking

by Jacqueline B. Marcus

Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking is the first textbook specifically written to connect food science, nutrition and culinology. The book uses real-life applications, recipes and...


An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper's Reference

by Deborah Collins Stephens

Filled with science, natural remedies and modern wisdom, this portable and concise reference is needed by those confused by the all the claims of superfoods or who want to make an informed decision about what...


Beer in Health and Disease Prevention

by Victor R. Preedy

Presenting both the concerns and problems of beer consumption as well as the emerging evidence of benefit, Handbook of Beer Health and Disease Prevention offers a balanced view of today's findings and the potential...