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Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment

2nd Edition

Jana Parizkova, Andrew Hills
January 13, 2005

Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition summarizes the latest scientific knowledge on obesity in children. This edition focuses on the developmental aspects of obesity, especially on the influences and factors predisposing individuals to obesity from early periods of life. This...

Inulin-Type Fructans: Functional Food Ingredients

Inulin-Type Fructans: Functional Food Ingredients

1st Edition

Marcel Roberfroid
October 28, 2004

Inulin and oligofructose are naturally occurring resistant carbohydrates that have a variety of uses as functional food ingredients. In addition to their role as prebiotics that selectively stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestines, these inulin-type fructans act as dietary...

Nutritional Concerns of Women

Nutritional Concerns of Women

2nd Edition

Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Ira Wolinsky
August 13, 2003

Women's health and nutrition concerns have moved to the forefront of research with the mandate by the National Institutes of Health to include women in formerly male-only studies assessing responses to diet and disease. This second edition of a popular and highly praised resource provides new...

Nutritional Aspects and Clinical Management of Chronic Disorders and Diseases

Nutritional Aspects and Clinical Management of Chronic Disorders and Diseases

1st Edition

Felix Bronner
July 29, 2002

Premature births, musculoskeletal diseases, diabetes mellitus, and psychiatric disorders. Nutrition plays a direct or indirect role in the causes, treatment, and/or management of many chronic disorders and diseases, yet nutritional and dietary intervention is often left solely to paramedical staff....

Tryptophan: Biochemical and Health Implications

Tryptophan: Biochemical and Health Implications

1st Edition

Herschel Sidransky
November 21, 2001

Historically, the amino acid tryptophan has been considered to play a role in cancer development and the aging process. In recent times, this nutrient has been associated with eosinophila myalgia syndrome - a new human disease that attacks the muscular system. This detailed book examines the...

Micronutrients and HIV Infection

Micronutrients and HIV Infection

1st Edition

Henrik Friis
September 14, 2001

Analogous to other infections, evidence suggests that improved micronutrient intake may reduce HIV transmission and progression, as well as morbidity from common and opportunistic infections. This is important information, considering many in the world's HIV-infected population do not yet have...

Nutrient-Gene Interactions in Health and Disease

Nutrient-Gene Interactions in Health and Disease

2nd Edition

Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Carolyn D. Berdanier
May 30, 2001

We have come to realize that optimal nutrient intake is determined by very specific genetic messages. This realization has led to an entirely new approach to understanding nutrition – the exploration of nutrient effects on gene expression. Edited by leading experts in the field, Nutrient–Gene...

Vegetarian Nutrition

Vegetarian Nutrition

1st Edition

Joan Sabate
March 21, 2001

Approximately 12 million U.S. citizens consider themselves vegetarians, and 13.5 percent of all U.S. households claim to have at least one family member practicing some form of vegetarianism. In the past 30 years, scientific endeavors in the area of vegetarian nutrition have progressively shifted...

The Mediterranean Diet: Constituents and Health Promotion

The Mediterranean Diet: Constituents and Health Promotion

1st Edition

Antonia-Leda Matalas, Antonis Zampelas, Vassilis Stavrinos
January 23, 2001

Adults living in certain olive-growing areas of the Mediterranean Basin display high life expectancies and rates of chronic disease that are among the lowest in the world. These benefits are achieved despite socioeconomic indicators that are often much lower than those of more industrial nations in...

Advances in Isotope Methods for the Analysis of Trace Elements in Man

Advances in Isotope Methods for the Analysis of Trace Elements in Man

1st Edition

Malcolm Jackson, Nicola Lowe
November 29, 2000

There is increasing evidence that even minute amounts of trace elements can have profound effects on the human body. Advances in Isotope Methods for the Analysis of Trace Elements in Man describes new methods that are being developed to understand normal and abnormal trace element nutrition and...

Nutritional Anemias

Nutritional Anemias

1st Edition

Usha Ramakrishnan
November 22, 2000

Anemias resulting from nutritional factors constitute the largest nutrition health problem affecting populations in both developed and developing nations. Nutritional Anemias examines these anemias in detail and offers a balanced approach that includes current research findings on the etiology and...

Nutrition and AIDS

Nutrition and AIDS

2nd Edition

Ronald Ross Watson
September 19, 2000

Evidence shows that nutritional supports can help maintain health in the HIV-infected patient by replacing lost nutrients, compensating for nutritional damage done by the retrovirus-induced immunodeficiency, and stimulating the remaining immune system and cells for better host defenses.This new...

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