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Nutrition [2 volumes]: Science, Issues, and Applications (Hardback)
  • Nutrition [2 volumes]: Science, Issues, and Applications (Hardback)

Nutrition [2 volumes]: Science, Issues, and Applications (Hardback)

Hardback 936 Pages / Published: 10/06/2015
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This thorough one-stop resource draws on solid science and the latest research to play a dual educational role-providing background for students while answering general readers' questions about a wide range of nutrition-related topics.

Nutrition is a popular but often misunderstood topic, one about which there is a great deal of interest as evidenced by the plethora of available advice. Because nutrition is a key factor in health, it is important that the public have a source of information they can trust. This is that source: a comprehensive overview that will help readers make sense of conflicting information they find in the media regarding what is healthy and what is not. Organized alphabetically, the two-volume work covers the most important topics in human nutrition including nutrients, nutrition-related health concerns, aging and nutrition, eating disorders, and the value of dietary supplements.

The digestive system and its organs are discussed, with particular attention to health issues such as irritable bowel syndrome and the role of helpful bacteria. The physiology of hunger and the psychology of appetite and eating behaviors are explained. The work also delves into data on foods that have been featured in recent research, such as garlic, ginger, and turmeric, and it offers consumers a clearer understanding of nutrition-related practices such as organic farming, genetically modified foods, and the use of food additives.

Provides accessible essays on today's most relevant nutrition topics

Meets health education goals as represented by high school health education standards

Includes up-to-date scientific information on contemporary issues

Takes a holistic perspective, encompassing the physiological, biochemical, psychological, and societal elements of human nutrition

Suggests interesting "research issues" students may wish to explore and offers ideas for further reading

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group Inc
ISBN: 9781440828492
Number of pages: 936
Weight: 2381 g
Dimensions: 259 x 183 x 69 mm

"The volumes offer a balance of background and current research-based information for consumers, students, and researchers. . . . Summing Up: Recommended . . . All readership levels." - Choice

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