Nutrition and Health

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Gerald Wiseman
CRC Press, Apr 25, 2002 - Medical - 208 pages
Can an apple a day really keep the doctor way?
Did you know that three slices of bread and butter provide enough energy for a brisk six mile walk?

Nutrition and Health is an easy-to-read introduction to the role of the human diet in maintaining a healthy body and preventing disease. Wiseman provides a concise overview of all important aspects of diet and health including:
* definitions of food types
* energy requirements, exercise, obesity and eating disorders
* nutrition in pregnancy, children and the elderly
* food additives and interpreting food labels
* food-borne illness, intolerance and allergy
* vitamins, minerals, and water requirements
Highlighted with key points, figures and examples throughout, this text is an ideal introduction for all students of biology, medicine, nursing and midwifery.
 

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Contents

Energy
1
Obesity and weight control
7
Pregnancy and lactation
14
Infancy 01 year of age
24
Young children 16 years
32
Adolescents 1020 years
36
Ageing
41
Illness
46
Vitamins general
118
Vitamin A
123
Vitamin B₁
127
Vitamin B₂
130
Vitamin B₆
133
Vitamin B₁₂
136
Vitamin C
138
Vitamin D
142

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia
49
Vegetarianism and veganism
51
Diet selection
55
How to interpret food labels
57
Food additives
60
Food allergy and food intolerance
64
Food toxicity
66
Avoiding foodborne illness
71
Exercise
74
Protein
76
Carbohydrate
84
Fat
91
Alcohol
98
Water
102
Dietary fibre
106
Beverages
110
Cholesterol
114
Vitamin E
146
Vitamin K
149
Folate
151
Niacin
154
Pantothenic acid and biotin
156
Calcium osteoporosis and phosphate
159
Iron
168
Sodium potassium and chloride
172
Iodine
176
Fluoride
178
Selenium
180
Zinc
182
Copper molybdenum
184
Magnesium
186
Aluminium cadmium cobalt germanium manganese nickel silicon strontium sulphur and tin
188
Index
193
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