This work analyzes current issues and controversies in nutrition and health. It covers topics such as: diet and breast cancer; complex carbohydrates and health; the genetics of cardiovascular diseases; the role of low-fat diets and exercise in weight loss; the benefits of exercise for older adults and for the maintenance of bone health; new approaches to nutritional research; and the impact of health claims regulations under the Nutrition Labelling Education Act on food product development.
Table of Contents
Dietary Fat, Fibre and Cancer; Health Benefits of Complex Carbohydrates and Fibre; Diet, Genes, Early Heart Attacks and High Blood Pressure; Imprecise Control of Food Intake on Low-Fat Diets; Exercise, Health and Weight Control; Heath Benefits of Exercise in Middle-Aged and Older People; Nutrition, Exercise, and Lifestyle Factors That Affect Bone Heath; New Directions in Food-Health Research. Transgene Technology - Impact on Nutritional Research; Health Claims Regulations and New Food Concepts.
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