Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance. In spite of growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as 'five-a-day', increasing obesity and reported food allergies and eating disorders, as well as the widely advertised 'supposed' benefits of food supplements mean that a clear explanation of the basic principles of a healthy diet are vital.
In this Very Short Introduction, David Bender explains the basic elements of food, the balance between energy intake and exercise, the problems of over- and under-nutrition, and raises the question of safety of nutritional supplements.
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 106 g
Dimensions: 174 x 113 x 8 mm
"[A] very readable primer on diet and related body mechanisms...readily accessible for quick reading in digestible gulps." --R. A. Hoots, Sacramento City College, CHOICE