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Nutrition and HealthTopics and Controversies

1st Edition

By Felix Bronner

CRC Press

272 pages

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Hardback: 9780849378492
pub: 1995-08-16
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Nutrition and Health: Topics and Controversies explores in detail the relationship between diet, nutritional status, and disease, and evaluates nutritional practices intended to minimize the incidence of and slow the progress of major chronic illnesses. National trends in nutritional awareness and the resulting changes in consumer behavior are discussed. Unlike other books on this subject, the authors take a stand on controversial issues in the field and document their positions with scientific data. Nutrients such as calcium, vitamin E, selenium, and antioxidants, their importance in overall nutrition, and their role in specific diseases are covered. Expertise in nutritional science is not required to gain the highly practical information in this book.

Table of Contents

Trends in American Dietary Patterns: Research Issues and Policy Implications

M. Nestle, New York University and C.E. Woteki, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, Washington, D.C.

Controversies in Changing Dietary Behavior

D.J. Bowen and L.F. Tinker, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington

Nutrition in Cancer Prevention and Adjuvant Therapy

M.M. Jacobs, McLean, Virginia

Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease: How Can Nutrition Help?

D. Kritchevsky, Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Calcium Nutrition and Osteoporosis

F. Bronner, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, and W.D. Stein, Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Calcium and the Myocardium: What Can Nutrition Do?

C. Saha, R. Liao, G. Thaiyananthan, and J.K. Gwathmey, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusettes

Vitamin E: Do We Need It?

L.A. Witting, State College, Pennsylvania

Selenium: Do We Dare Neglect It?

J.A. Milner, Pennsylvania State University, University Park

Antioxidants and Atherosclerosis

I. Jialal and S.M. Grundy, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas


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MEDICAL / Nutrition