1st Edition

Nutritional Neuroscience



ISBN 9780415315999
Published March 18, 2005 by CRC Press
432 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Scientific and commercial interest in the field of nutritional neuroscience has grown immensely over the last decade. Today, a broad range of dietary supplements, foods for weight loss, functional foods, nutraceuticals, and medical foods are widely available. Many of these products are marketed for their effects on behavior or brain function, which relates directly to nutritional neuroscience and raises issues regarding their safety and efficacy.

The only comprehensive reference on this subject, Nutritional Neuroscience discusses the relationship of nutrition to behavior and neuroscience. Following a review of fundamental issues and methods, the book covers the effects of macronutrients and micronutrients on brain function and behavior. Chapters are devoted to the effects of a wide range of foods, specific nutrients, food constituents, and food additives on cognitive behavior and development. The final section examines foods and supplements that modulate brain function.

With a broad range of information presented in a simple and straightforward manner, this book provides an ideal introduction to nutritional neuroscience. The depth of information and comprehensive coverage also make this an essential reference for specialists involved in nutrition, neuroscience, pharmacology, psychology, and related disciplines.

Table of Contents

FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES AND METHODS IN
NUTRITIONAL NEUROSCIENCE
Human Nutritional Neuroscience: Fundamental Issues
Harris R. Lieberman

Consideration of Experimental Design for Studies in Nutritional
Neuroscience
Ruth B.S. Harris

Assessment of Animal Behavior
Rachel L. Galli

Electrophysiological Methods: Application in Nutritional
Neuroscience
Rubem Carlos Araújo Guedes

MACRONUTRIENTS, BRAIN FUNCTION, AND
BEHAVIOR
Diet, Cerebral Energy Metabolism, and Psychological
Functioning
David Benton

The Acute Effects of Meals on Cognitive Performance
Caroline R. Mahoney, Holly A. Taylor, and Robin B. Kanarek

Regulation of Macronutrient Preference - Component of Food
Selection
Jason C.G. Halford and John E. Blundell

Central Regulation of Feeding: Interplay between
Neuroregulators
Allen S. Levine, Pawel K. Olszewski, Charles J. Billington, and Catherine M. Kotz

Amino Acids, Brain Metabolism, Mood, and Behavior
Simon N. Young

Modulation of Feeding Behavior by Amino Acid-Deficient Diets:
Present Findings and Future Directions
Thomas J. Koehnle and Dorothy W. Gietzen

Role of Dietary Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Brain and
Cognitive Function: Perspective of a Developmental Psychobiologist
Patricia E. Wainwright and Danica Martin

Dietary Modulation of the Behavioral Consequences of
Psychoactive Drugs
Robin B. Kanarek, Kristen E. D'Anci, Wendy Foulds Mathes, Rinah Yamamoto, R. Todd Coy, and Monica Leibovici

MICRONUTRIENTS, BRAIN FUNCTION, AND
BEHAVIOR
Vitamins and Brain Function
Jürg Haller

Iron and Brain Function
Domingo J. Piñero and James R. Connor

Iodine and Brain Function
John H. Lazarus

Dietary Zinc in Brain Development, Behavior, and
Neuropathology
Tammy M. Bray and Mark A. Levy

Copper and Brain Function
W. Thomas Johnson

Roles of Selenium in Function of the Brain
Chiho Watanabe


FOODS AND SUPPLEMENTS THAT MODULATE
BRAIN FUNCTION
Food-Derived Neuroactive Cyclic Dipeptides
Chandan Prasad

Caffeine
Andrew Smith

Tyrosine
Jan Berend Deijen

Popular Herbal Medicines Having Effects on the Central
Nervous System
Edzard Ernst

Phytochemicals in Foods and Beverages: Effects on the Central
Nervous System
Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Amanda Carey, and James A. Joseph

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