The field of human nutrition has expanded hugely in recent years, to now encompass topics as diverse as nutritional genomics and food security. As appreciation for the importance of nutrition to human health and well-being grows, an understanding of the many aspects of the subject has never been more important.
Written by a renowned team of international experts, Human Nutrition provides an authoritative, comprehensive resource for students of human nutrition and other health sciences, and a valuable source of information for everybody working in nutrition and related fields.
The text opens with an exploration of the chemical characteristics of foods and nutrients, before moving on to discuss the physiology of food nutrition, micronutrients, and dietary requirements for different sections of the population. The text concludes with an assessment of the evidence base for a link between nutrient intake and disease risk, and a review of the broad discipline of public health nutrition.
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Catherine Geissler, Emerita Professor of Human Nutrition, King's College, London, Hilary Powers, Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry and Head of Human Nutrition Unit, University of Sheffield
PART 1: FOOD AND NUTRIENTS; PART 2: FOOD AND NUTRIENT STRUCTURE; PART 3: MICRONUTRIENT FUNCTION; PART 4: DIETARY REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS; PART 5: CLINICAL NUTRITION; PART 6: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION