Dietary Imbalances, Metabolism, and Disease: The Southeast Asian Perspective

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NUS Press, 1990 - Health & Fitness - 142 pages
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Metabolic disorders in general have quite pronounced dietary components, and these have been relatively thoroughly explored in Western populations. But diets are different in Southeast Asia, and so must be their influence upon, and interaction with, metabolic disorders, which this study attempts to explore.

Each of the topics covered in the book has first been set out in terms of its general importance in a broad, sociomedical context, after which there is a summary of its metabolic basis. These disparate matters are related to the diets of Southeast Asians, and then conclusions are drawn where possible.

  

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Contents

The Elemental Diet Historical Perspectives Dietary
7
THE CONDEMNED MAN ATE A HEARTY BREAKFAST
14
Fat Hopes The Good and Bad Cholesterol Doubts
26
Heart Disease in Southeast Asia Blood Lipid in Southeast
39
MILKSHAKES AND BEANSHAKES
49
The Milky and Other Ways Those Who Lack Lactase
63
r SOMETHING BREWING
80
The Fibre Story Crude Fibre and the More Polite
90
GREAT WEAKNESS AND LATER
105
Responsive Disorders in Southeast Asia Iron Iodine
120
EPILOGUE
138
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Page 139 - Services (USDHHS). (1988). The Surgeon General's report on nutrition and health (DHHS Publication No. 88-50210). Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office. US Public Health Service.

About the author (1990)

Dr John Candlish is Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Malaysia Sarawak. He has a doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and a law degree from the University of London. He has lived and taught in Southeast Asia for more than 25 years.

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