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Textbook of Human Nutrition
Author:  
Anjana Agarwal MSc PhD
 
Shobha A Udipi MSc PhD
 


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ISBN9789350906248
Edition 1/e
Publish Year2014
Pages720
Size 6.75" X 9.5"
Cover TypePaper Back
With CD/DVD No
Weight (Grams) 1040
Quick Overview
This book deals with important aspects of nutrition to help the reader to be aware of the importance of nutrients and measures to maintain good health through consumption of appropriate quantity and quality of food as well as modifying diet patterns to prevent nutrition and diet-related problems. The target audiences for this book are the undergraduate and postgraduate students who have Nutrition as part of their syllabus. It caters to those who have not been exposed much to the subject but need to have knowledge about nutrition in their own fields including nursing and medical students. It can also serve as a reference book for professionals and members of a health conscious general public. This book attempts to bring updated and recent information in as simple a manner as possible.
Key Features
• A compact and complete text on the subject

• Deals with the human food choices and eating patterns as well as their impact on the health and well-being

• Provides basic information about individual nutrient of high importance along with the latest recommended dietary allowances (RDAs) and dietary guidelines

• Suggests techniques of planning for nutritionally balanced diet through food pyramid

• Transcends into nutritional and dietary considerations in infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and other special life stages such as pregnancy, lactation, and old age

• Focuses on malnutrition problems through nutritional deficiency disorders and some of the diet-related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and osteoporosis along with national policies and programs to attain food and nutrition security

• Presents the emerging topics such as fortification, irradiation, biotechnology, functional foods, nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, pre- and probiotic, nanotechnology and nutrigenomics, and role of nutrition in sports persons, astronauts, and mountaineers

• Helpful for the students and teachers of nutrition, dietetics, nursing, health science, and medicine.
Target Audience
Helpful for the students and teachers of nutrition, dietetics, nursing, health science, and medicine.
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