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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.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction2 Evaluating nutrition information3 Social approaches4 Nutrition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples5 Food security6 Food supply7 Public health nutrition8 Food composition and processing9 Food microbiology10 Risks, additives, contaminants and toxicants11Developments in food production12 Food law13 Contemporary food use14 Food energy15 Carbohydrates16 Fats17 Protein18 Digestion19 Vitamins20 Minerals21 Water22 Pregnancy and lactation23 Infant nutrition24 Childhood and adolescence25 Nutrition for sport26 Nutrition in adulthood27 Nutrition for maturity and ageing28 Nutrition and genes29 Nutrition for bone and dental health30 Obesity31 Disordered eating32 Cardiovascular disease33 Diabetes34 Alcohol-related diseases35 Malnutrition36 Immune function37 Cancer38 Food sensitivities39 Mental health40 Iodine and thyroid function41 Nutrition assessment42 Nutritional standards43 Health promotion44 Dietary advice and food guidance systems

EAN: 9781741758979
ISBN: 1741758971
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions: 25.5 x 19 x 4.3 centimetres (1.22 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

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.

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