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Nutrition : maintaining and improving health / by Geoffrey P. Webb.

By: Webb, Geoffrey P., author.
Call number: QP141 W433 2020eb Material type: TextTextPublisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2020]Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351058070 (adobe pdf) ; 9781351058049 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket) ; 1351058045 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket) ; 9781351058063 (electronic bk. : PDF) ; 1351058061 (electronic bk. : PDF) ; 1351058053 (electronic bk. : EPUB) ; 9781351058056 (electronic bk.) ; 9780367369392 (hardback) (Invalid ISBN) ; 9780815362418 (paperback) (Invalid ISBN) Subject(s): NutritionDDC classification: 612.3 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Changing priorities in nutrition -- Food selection -- Methods of nutritional assessment and surveillance -- Investigating links between diet and health outcomes -- Investigating links between diet and health : amalgamation, synthesis and decision making -- Dietary guidelines and recommendations -- Introduction to energy aspects of nutrition -- Energy balance and its regulation -- Obesity -- Carbohydrates -- Protein and amino acids -- Fat -- Dietary supplements and food fortification -- Food as medicine -- The vitamins -- The minerals -- Nutrition and the human life-cycle -- Nutrition as treatment -- Some other groups and circumstances -- The safety and quality of food.
Summary: "This fifth edition offers comprehensive treatment to the role of diet in causing, preventing, and treating chronic disease and maintaining good health. Aimed at introductory undergraduates, the textbook includes key points throughout textboxes, introduction/aims of the chapter, and concluding remarks"-- Provided by publisher.
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Changing priorities in nutrition -- Food selection -- Methods of nutritional assessment and surveillance -- Investigating links between diet and health outcomes -- Investigating links between diet and health : amalgamation, synthesis and decision making -- Dietary guidelines and recommendations -- Introduction to energy aspects of nutrition -- Energy balance and its regulation -- Obesity -- Carbohydrates -- Protein and amino acids -- Fat -- Dietary supplements and food fortification -- Food as medicine -- The vitamins -- The minerals -- Nutrition and the human life-cycle -- Nutrition as treatment -- Some other groups and circumstances -- The safety and quality of food.

"This fifth edition offers comprehensive treatment to the role of diet in causing, preventing, and treating chronic disease and maintaining good health. Aimed at introductory undergraduates, the textbook includes key points throughout textboxes, introduction/aims of the chapter, and concluding remarks"-- Provided by publisher.

Geoffrey P. Webb holds a BSc degree in physiology and biochemistry, a PhD from the University of Southampton and an MSc (distinction and Yudkin prize) in Nutrition from King's College, London. He became a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2014. In the early part of his career, he performed bench research on vitamin D, obesity and diabetes. He led an obesity research group in the 1980s and published data which seriously challenged the then fashionable notion that a defect in heat generation (thermogenesis) by brown fat might be an important cause of obesity. He spent most of his academic career at the University of East London and was a visiting professor at the University of North Florida in 1992 and spent a year's study leave at King's College London (1986-7).He has a wide expertise across nutrition and the other medical and biological sciences and considerable experience of writing and presenting to audiences ranging from academic scientists through students to the general newspaper-reading public. Since the late 1980s, he focused his scholarly efforts on writing books, book chapters and review articles. Several of his articles and reviews have related to discussion of major scientific errors or critical discussion of the research methods used by biomedical/nutritional scientists including epidemiology and the use of animal models. He published four books which have all been delivered to agreed deadlines and have so far yielded nine editions plus some translations into Spanish and one into Polish. He wrote a monthly "nutrition and health" column for a local East London newspaper, the Newham Recorder, for three years. He was on the editorial board of the British Journal of Nutrition for about eight years. He wrote a couple of articles for the online magazine/newspaper The Conversation. He maintains an active blog for several years and published pieces here about aspects of nutrition, health, the biomedical research process, major scientific errors and research fraud.

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