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Milk and Milk Products in Human Nutrition

by O. Hernell, K.F. Michaelsen & R.A. Clemens

Milk, the first and for a time only source of nutrition for mammals, influences early growth and development and may provide a foundation for health throughout the entire lifespan. It is therefore mandatory...


Drivers of Innovation in Pediatric Nutrition

by B. Koletzko, F. Ruemmele & S. Koletzko

When developing a new product, many obstacles have to be overcome from the idea to the shelf: know-how from different subject areas is called for to create a product that is not only technically feasible, but...


Personalized Nutrition

by A.P. Simopoulos & J.A. Milner

Awareness of the influence of our genetic variation to dietary response (nutrigenetics) and how nutrients may affect gene expression (nutrigenomics) is prompting a revolution in the field of nutrition. Nutrigenetics/Nutrigenomics...


Frontiers in Eating and Weight Regulation

by W. Langhans & N. Geary

The development of effective preventive and therapeutic measures to control eating and body weight involves basic physiology as well as cognitive and social psychology. The potential of molecular genetics to...


Early Nutrition: Impact on Short- and Long-Term Health

by H. van Goudoever, S. Guandalini & R.E. Kleinman

In this book, a selected group of international experts review nutritional practices and feeding behaviors in infancy and early childhood. They present the latest knowledge on feeding practices during the period...


Sports Nutrition: More Than Just Calories - Triggers for Adaptation

by R.J. Maughan & L.M. Burke

Diet significantly affects athletic performance, and adoption of a dietary strategy that meets an athlete's nutrition goals will maximize the possibility of competitive success. Over the years, the focus has...


Manual on Vitamin A Deficiency Disorders (VADD)

by D.S. McLaren & K. Kraemer

Vitamin A plays a key role among the vitamins essential for healthy growth and development. Vitamin A deficiency disorders (VADD) are therefore an important part of general malnutrition that in the majority...


Nutrition and Enhanced Sports Performance: Muscle Building, Endurance, and Strength

by Debasis Bagchi, Sreejayan Nair & Chandan K. Sen

  • Discusses the impact of nutrition, including food, minerals, vitamins, hormones, trace elements, etc., that can significantly attenuate/improve human performance and sports
  • Addresses the molecular and cellular...


The Chemistry and Technology of Pectin

by Reginald H. Walter & Steve Taylor

A fundamental understanding of polymers has evolved in recent years concurrent with advances in analytical instrumentation. The theories and methodologies developed for the galacturonan biopolymers (collectively...


Diabetes: Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants

by Victor R. Preedy

While there are some pharmacological treatments for diabetes, they are often marked by unwanted side effects. As a consequence there is a concerted strategy to approach treatment regimens with naturally occurring...


The Road to Good Nutrition

by M. Eggersdorfer, K. Kraemer & M. Ruel

This is a work of advocacy, whose prime objective is to inform people about the relationship between nutrition security and public health. It draws on the thinking and experience of a selected number of experts...


Acute Topics in Sport Nutrition

by M. Lamprecht

In high-performance sport an optimal diet and nutritional interventions can make the difference between victory and defeat. In recent years, sport nutrition research has increased. This publication provides...


Stepping Stones to Living Well with Dysphagia

by P. Clavé & J. Cichero

Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a major complaint among many patients suffering from neurological diseases as well as in the elderly. Its severity ranges from moderate difficulty to complete inability to swallow,...


Nutrition and Growth

by R. Shamir, D. Turck & M. Phillip

Growth as an indicator of health is more sensitive than commonly believed and can serve as an early sign of imbalance, before other malfunctions manifest themselves. Particularly in developing countries, growth...


Recent Advances in Growth Research: Nutritional, Molecular and Endocrine Perspectives

by M.W. Gillman, P.D. Gluckman & R.G. Rosenfeld

Growth in mammals encompasses several stages, from intrauterine growth through infancy and childhood to adolescence. Each of these phases is characterized by very specific nutritional, molecular and endocrine...


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 vegetables and fruits appear on your supermarket shelves all year round? Clearly, they have been grown, processed, and preserved in ways that we may not be fully aware of. Yet,...


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...