Diet and Health:: Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk

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National Academies Press, Jan 1, 1989 - Medical - 40 pages
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Diet and Health examines the many complex issues concerning diet and its role in increasing or decreasing the risk of chronic disease. It proposes dietary recommendations for reducing the risk of the major diseases and causes of death today: atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (including heart attack and stroke), cancer, high blood pressure, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, liver disease, and dental caries.

  

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Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1
Scope and Adequacy of Current Seafood Safety Programs
13
Potential Impact of Proposed Options
19
Consumption Trends
25
Introduction
31
Pathogens Associated with Fecal Pollution of the Marine or Freshwater
49
Processing Distribution and PreparationRelated Public Health Hazards
53
Public Health Risk Assessment
64
Appendix to Chapter 5
157
References
164
CHEMICAL HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENTCRITIQUE
172
Critique of Risk Assessments Used in Formulating Contaminant Guidelines
186
Estimating Human Intake of Contaminants from Seafood and Some
222
Probable Health Risks from Fish and Shellfish Consumption
252
References
260
STATISTICAL SAMPLING ISSUES IN THE CONTROL
267

Conclusions and Recommendations
76
NATURALLY OCCURRING FISH AND SHELLFISH POISONS
87
Note
107
Toxic Agents and Potential Types of Health Effects
113
Data on the Distribution of Chemical Contamination
126
Potential Opportunities for Reducing Exposures
150
SEAFOOD SURVEILLANCE AND CONTROL PROGRAMS
286
Appendix to Chapter 8
342
A Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
417
B Committee on Evaluation of the Safety
423
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