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Fennema’s Food Chemistry, Fifth Edition

Srinivasan Damodaran, Kirk L. Parkin
March 06, 2017

This latest edition of the most internationally respected reference in food chemistry for more than 30 years, Fennema’s Food Chemistry, 5th Edition once again meets and surpasses the standards of quality and comprehensive information set by its predecessors. All chapters reflect recent scientific...

Yogurt: Roles in Nutrition and Impacts on Health

André Marette, Éliane Picard-Deland, Melissa Anne Fernandez
February 16, 2017

Yogurt is a fermented food that has existed for centuries with bioactive properties that have long been thought to be beneficial to health. The first commercial yogurts, sold over a hundred years ago in pharmacies, were recommended to treat digestive disorders. Yogurt: Roles in Nutrition and...

Vitamin B12: Advances and Insights

Rima Obeid
January 11, 2017

Cobalamin (vitamin B12) was discovered in the first half of the 20th century. Vast amount of information on the role of the vitamins in human health and disease became available. Cobalamin science was, however, based on theoretical concepts that have been accepted without further proof of facts and...

Food Insecurity and Disease: Prevalence, Policy, and Politics

Areej Hassan
December 20, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Food insecurity and disease are inextricably linked. The chapters in this valuable articles compendium reinforce that message by specifically linking food insecurity to various forms of chronic disease, including HIV/AIDS and obesity, as well...

Pediatric Behavioral Nutrition Factors: Environment, Education, and Self-Regulation

Areej Hassan
December 20, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. In Pediatric Behavioral Nutrition Factors: Environment, Education, and Self-Regulation, the editor carefully selected each chapter individually to provide a nuanced look at how environment, education, and self-regulation impact pediatric...

Food Security and Child Malnutrition: The Impact on Health, Growth, and Well-Being

Areej Hassan
December 16, 2016

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Food security and child malnutrition are at the forefront of our attention, both nationally and internationally. The chapters contained in this compendium include a range of methodologies—literature review, cross-sectional study, longitudinal...

Carbohydrates in Food, Third Edition

Ann-Charlotte Eliasson
December 13, 2016

Carbohydrates in Food, Third Edition provides thorough and authoritative coverage of the chemical analysis, structure, functional properties, analytical methods, and nutritional relevance of monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides used in food. Carbohydrates have become a hot topic in...

Bariatric Surgery Patients: A Nutritional Guide

Betty Wedman-St Louis
December 07, 2016

"Approximately 65% of our population is overweight and 12% are morbidly obese. This is despite more than 25 years of attempted medical management. Clearly all current efforts have failed to control this enormous problem. Could it be that we have failed to recognize the cause of the disease and...

Healthful Eating As Lifestyle (HEAL): Integrative Prevention for Non-Communicable Diseases

Shirin Anil
December 06, 2016

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are chronic diseases of long duration and generally slow progression, including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. Morbidity and mortality due to non-communicable disease has risen tremendously over the years globally....

Food as Medicine: Functional Food Plants of Africa

Maurice M. Iwu
December 01, 2016

This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance,...

Nutraceuticals and Health: Review of Human Evidence

Somdat Mahabir, Yashwant V. Pathak
November 16, 2016

Although health claims for nutraceuticals range from the fantastic to the sublime, most of these claims are based on cell culture studies and have not been validated in humans, making them inadequate for public health recommendations. Focusing on human population-based research (epidemiology...

Canola and Rapeseed: Production, Processing, Food Quality, and Nutrition

Usha Thiyam-Holländer, N.A. Michael Eskin, Bertrand Matthäus
November 16, 2016

In 2010, esteemed researchers gathered at a workshop held at the Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Drawn from these proceedings, Canola and Rapeseed: Production, Processing, Food Quality, and Nutrition presents...

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