Nutrition: Maintaining and improving health, Fourth edition

Geoffrey P. Webb

August 31, 2012 by CRC Press
Textbook - 608 Pages
ISBN 9781444142464 - CAT# K17059

USD$71.95

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Features

  • Offers a comprehensive guide to the roles of diet in causing, preventing, and even treating chronic disease and maintaining good health
  • Expands the section dealing with systematic reviews and meta-analyses to support readers to interpret the results
  • Updates the section on legal regulation of supplements due to the changes in legislation relating to herbal extracts

Summary

The fourth edition of Nutrition: maintaining and improving health continues to offer wide-ranging coverage of all aspects of nutrition, including:
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Epidemiological and experimental methods used in nutrition research
  • Social aspects of nutrition
  • The science of food as a source of energy and essential nutritients
  • Variation in nutritional needs and priorities at different stages of the life-cycle
  • Hospital malnutrition
  • The use of dietary supplements and functional foods

Completely updated, this accessible textbook offers a comprehensive guide to the roles of diet in causing, preventing, and even treating chronic disease and maintaining good health. The importance of improving health is a guiding principle throughout the book and is underpinned by health promotion theory.

This is essential reading for all nutrition and dietetics students, including those studying nutrition modules as part of food science, catering, or health care courses.

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