The Nutrition and Health Dictionary

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Chapman and Hall, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 525 pages
This practical reference provides the most recent information available on every type of nutrient, including carbohydrates, fats proteins, lipids, water and electrolytes, minerals and trace elements, and fat- and water-soluble vitamins. Entries examine the foods themselves, as well as nutritional contents, chemical and biochemical structures, and metabolic pathways. A visually impressive volume, the text is enhanced with tables, formulae, diagrams, and illustrations. An extensive system of cross-references illustrates the relationships of additives, natural toxins, and food processing to health and disease. The entries present detailed caloric and nutrient information on individual foods, including grains, pulses, nuts seeds, vegetables, meats, fish, eggs, dairy products, oils and fats, herbs, spices, and beverages; place nutrition in a broader health context by examining the composition and structure of the body, absorption and metabolism of foods and nutrition-related disorders such as rickets, osteoporosis, scurvy, gout, diabetes, malnutrition, and obesity; explore both naturally occurring and human made food toxins, as well as food additives; and feature easy-to-follow metabolic maps and diagrams that follow nutrients from ingestion to incorporation and elimination, in addition to accessible tables of chemical, biochemical, and nutritional information that allow immediate comparisons of related items. The Nutrition and Health Dictionary is an invaluable reference for nutritionists, nurses, food scientists, allied health professionals, and other health care providers. It is also an outstanding source for students and researchers in nutrition and food science.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
37
Section 3
70
Section 4
86
Section 5
96
Section 6
116
Section 7
118
Section 8
134
Section 21
364
Section 22
365
Section 23
404
Section 24
413
Section 25
425
Section 26
435
Section 27
454
Section 28
458

Section 9
151
Section 10
194
Section 11
196
Section 12
207
Section 13
236
Section 14
240
Section 15
255
Section 16
267
Section 17
283
Section 18
294
Section 19
299
Section 20
321
Section 29
471
Section 30
473
Section 31
475
Section 32
476
Section 33
478
Section 34
481
Section 35
483
Section 36
485
Section 37
486
Section 38
490
Section 39
492
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About the author (1995)

Cynthia Williams is Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law. From 2007 to 2009, she held the inaugural Osler Chair in Business Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. Professor Williams is a founder and coordinator of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets, a global collaboration between academics and market participants.

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