Nutrition and Health
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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Obesity and weight control
Pregnancy and lactation
Infancy 01 year of age
Young children 16 years
Adolescents 1020 years
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia
Vegetarianism and veganism
How to interpret food labels
Food allergy and food intolerance
Avoiding foodborne illness
Pantothenic acid and biotin
Calcium osteoporosis and phosphate
Sodium potassium and chloride
Aluminium cadmium cobalt germanium manganese nickel silicon strontium sulphur and tin
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