Food and Nutritional Supplements: Their Role in Health and Disease ; with 24 Tables

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 17, 2001 - Medical - 197 pages
Consumer interest in diet and nutritional supplements is increasing dramatically. Patients and members of the public are seeking advice from health professionals, nutritionists and food scientists. This book is designed to meet the needs of those professionals who are called upon to advise patients and the general public. It provides also a valuable text for those who are researchers or decision makers in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The text presents a thorough account of this topical subject and enables the reader to appreciate the functions of nutrients in health and common disease states, to understand the current debates over the roles of nutrients and supplements in the diet, and to answer those questions frequently asked by patients and consumers.
 

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Contents

The Rise and Rise of Food and Nutritional Supplements
1
Why do Health Professionals Need to Know More About Nutrition?
17
Nutrient Requirements in Health and Disease
29
The Healing Effect of Nutritional Supplements
45
Antioxidants Nutrition and Health
65
Nutritional and NonNutritional Uses of Vitamin
81
A Long Days Journey Into Light
101
The Addition of Micronutrients to Food
111
Probiotics and Prebiotics in Health
119
Phytoestrogens and Health
141
Dietary Supplements and their Role in the Prevention and Treatment
157
The Scientific Basis for Fish Oil Supplementation in Rheumatoid
175
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