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 CONDEMNED MAN ATE A HEARTY BREAKFAST
21
MILKSHAKES AND BEANSHAKES
57
CALORIE CONSCIOUSNESS
68
SOMETHING BREWING
80
REFINEMENT
90
GREAT WEAKNESS AND LATER
105
PROTEIN LORE
126
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.

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