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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...

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...

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