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Essentials of Human Nutrition


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Part 1: Introducing Human Nutrition 1: Introduction Part 2: Energy and macronutrients 2: Carbohydrates 3: Lipids 4: Protein 5: Energy 6: Alcohol Part 3:Organic and inorganic essential nutrients 7: Water, electrolytes & acid-base balance 8: Major minerals: Ca & Mg 9: Iron 10: Trace elements 11: Vitamin A & carotenoids 12: B Vitamins 13: Vitamins C & E 14: Vitamins D & K 15: Other biologically active substances in plant foods 16: Genes, nutrition & disease risk Part 4: Foods 17: Food groups 18: Functional foods and health claims 19: Food toxicity and safety Part 5: Nutrition related disorders 20: Overweight and obesity 21: Protein-energy malnutrition 22: Nutritional crises 23: Cadiovascular diseases 24: Nutrition and cancer 25: Diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome 26: Eating disorders Part 6: Nutritional assessment 27: Food analysis 28: Dietary assessment 29: Assessment of nutritional status and biomarkers Part 7: Life stages 30: Pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and lactation 31: Feeding infants and toddlers 32: Nutrition for children and adolescents 33: Nutrition and ageing Part 8: Changing food habits 34: Food habits 35: Nutritional recommendations for the general population 36: Implementing dietary recommendations 37: Dietary patterns 38: Food systems: challenges and the way forward 39: Nutrition and the environment: sustainable diets Part 9: Applications 40: Sports nutrition 41: Nutritional consequences of poverty and food insecurity in developed countries 42: Food in hospitals 43: Nutritional support for hospital patients

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Jim Mann, University of Otago, New Zealand, Stewart Truswell, The University of Sydney, Australia


`I believe this book to be the most comprehensive Human Nutrition text available. ' Dr Simon Cooper, Nottingham Trent University `Well-written, concise text covering all the essential topics in human nutrition.' Dr James O'Reilly, University of Chester

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