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DHEA in Human Health and Aging

Ronald Ross Watson
June 07, 2017

Reduced production of DHEA associated with the diseases that accompany aging has led to its use as a nutritional supplement for antiaging, metabolic support, and other purposes. While animal studies have clearly shown substantial benefits of DHEA in combating various disease states, the effect of...

Body Composition: Health and Performance in Exercise and Sport

Henry C. Lukaski
June 06, 2017

Interest in the relationships between body structure and function in physical activity has persisted for centuries. Body Composition: Health and Performance in Exercise and Sport advances understanding beyond simple descriptions of body physique and composition of athletes and fills gaps in our...

Appetite and Food Intake: Central Control, Second Edition

Ruth Harris
June 01, 2017

Nearly half of the world’s adult population is either clinically obese or overweight. Excess weight increases risk for multiple other chronic diseases and represents a major global health issue. Weight gain results from an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure, which can only be corrected...

Melatonin in the Promotion of Health, Second Edition

Ronald Ross Watson
May 31, 2017

Melatonin is a powerful hormone and antioxidant with numerous effects on the metabolism and the health of humans. Available as a dietary supplement in the United States since 1993, it is one of the most popular over-the-counter alternative remedies available. Comprising contributions from...

Integrating Nutrition into Practice

Mary J. Marian, Gerard Mullin, MD
May 26, 2017

Integrative medicine is an approach to wellness that makes use of both conventional and alternative therapies to achieve optimal health and healing. Nutrition-based therapies are consistently among the highest used alternative therapies to treat a wide variety of illnesses. This book provides...

Dietary Lipids for Healthy Brain Function

Claude Leray
May 25, 2017

Our brain is recognized by all specialists as the most complex entity created in nature. Regarding the extraordinary capacities of its functioning, still incompletely known, the control of the brain by our dietary lipids may seem very improbable to many people. Yet, research has shown that an...

Eating Disorders in Women and Children: Prevention, Stress Management, and Treatment, Second Edition

Kristin Goodheart, James R. Clopton, Jacalyn J. Robert-McComb
May 24, 2017

Our understanding of eating disorders has improved markedly over the past 10 years since the publication of the previous edition of this volume. Early intervention is the key, as body dissatisfaction, obsession with thinness, and restrained and binge eating can be found in those as young as ten....

Introduction to Clinical Nutrition, Third Edition

Vishwanath Sardesai
May 22, 2017

Dietary factors have been implicated in at least four of the ten leading causes of death in the U.S. (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke). Nevertheless, physicians frequently receive inadequate training in nutrition to properly counsel their patients. Introduction to Clinical Nutrition,...

A Guide to Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome: Origins and Treatment

George A. Bray
May 22, 2017

In the historical record there is abundant evidence that obesity was a medical and health concern as long as medicine has been practiced. The idea of diet and exercise are bulwarks in the fight against obesity in history from the time of Hippocrates to the 16th century—a span of 2,000 years....

Advances in Food Biochemistry

Fatih Yildiz
May 22, 2017

Understanding the biochemistry of food is basic to all other research and development in the fields of food science, technology, and nutrition, and the past decade has seen accelerated progress in these areas. Advances in Food Biochemistry provides a unified exploration of foods from a biochemical...

Food Lipids: Chemistry, Nutrition, and Biotechnology, Fourth Edition

Casimir C. Akoh
March 17, 2017

Maintaining the high standards that made the previous editions such well-respected and widely used references, Food Lipids: Chemistry, Nutrition, and Biotechnology, Fourth Edition provides a new look at lipid oxidation and highlights recent findings and research. Always representative of the...

Glutamine: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Clinical Applications

Dominique Meynial-Denis
March 09, 2017

Glutamine: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Clinical Applications describes the different functions of glutamine (Gln) in animals and humans. Gln is both a nutrient and a signaling molecule, and its functions go beyond those of a simple metabolic fuel or protein precursor. This book has gathered...

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