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Food and Nutrition

Food and Health Systems in Australia and New Zealand

By Mark Wahlqvist (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 808 pages, 3rd New edition Edition
Other Information: illustrations
Published In: Australia, 01 May 2011
Mark Wahlqvist's Food and Nutrition is widely regarded as the most authoritative introduction to nutrition and dietetics in the region. It provides a comprehensive overview of nutrition needs at different life stages, the biochemistry of foods, dietary disorders, and the social, political and environmental contexts of food production and consumption. This third edition has been completely revised and significantly expanded to encompass recent developments in nutritional science, technology and policy. It includes new material on genetics, regulation, food production, birth weight, lifestyle and cancer, and the implications of climate change for food production, safety and availability. Chapters are extensively illustrated with data and diagrams. The book is divided into the following sections: Human nutrition; Food systems; Security and policy; The biology of food components; Lifespan nutrition; Food and disease; Food and nutrition for individuals and society. With chapters from leading nutritionists, Food andNutrition is an indispensable student text and a valuable professional reference.

About the Author

Professor Mark L. Wahlqvist AO, MD (Adelaide), MD (Uppsala), FRACP, FAFPHM, FAIFST, FTSE is a noted Australian Health and Nutrition Scientist, Educator and Practitioner at the Monash Asia Institute and in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. He is a Visiting Professor and Investigator, Center for Health Policy Research, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan. He is a member of the World Health Organization Nutrition Advisory Committee, Past President of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences, and Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2 Evaluating nutrition information 3 Social approaches 4 Nutrition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 5 Food security 6 Food supply 7 Public health nutrition 8 Food composition and processing 9 Food microbiology 10 Risks, additives, contaminants and toxicants 11Developments in food production 12 Food law 13 Contemporary food use 14 Food energy 15 Carbohydrates 16 Fats 17 Protein 18 Digestion 19 Vitamins 20 Minerals 21 Water 22 Pregnancy and lactation 23 Infant nutrition 24 Childhood and adolescence 25 Nutrition for sport 26 Nutrition in adulthood 27 Nutrition for maturity and ageing 28 Nutrition and genes 29 Nutrition for bone and dental health 30 Obesity 31 Disordered eating 32 Cardiovascular disease 33 Diabetes 34 Alcohol-related diseases 35 Malnutrition 36 Immune function 37 Cancer 38 Food sensitivities 39 Mental health 40 Iodine and thyroid function 41 Nutrition assessment 42 Nutritional standards 43 Health promotion 44 Dietary advice and food guidance systems

EAN: 9781741758979
ISBN: 1741758971
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions: 25.5 x 19 x 4.3 centimetres (1.59 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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