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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, 22 December 2010
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 x 19 x 4 centimetres (1.17 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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