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Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction

David Bender

June 2014

ISBN: 9780199681921

128 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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There is much conflicting information about diet and health; with issues such as obesity and food allergies increasing worldwide despite healthy eating campaigns such as 'five-a-day'. In this Very Short Introduction, David Bender provides a simple but authoritative guide to the main principles of human nutrition and a healthy diet.

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There is much conflicting information about diet and health; with issues such as obesity and food allergies increasing worldwide despite healthy eating campaigns such as 'five-a-day'. In this Very Short Introduction, David Bender provides a simple but authoritative guide to the main principles of human nutrition and a healthy diet.

  • A short account of the basic principles of human nutrition
  • Considers the type of nutrition required for a healthy diet
  • Explores the topic of over- and under-nutrition in relation to issues of obesity and malnutrition
  • Looks at the usefulness and safety of vitamins, minerals, and food supplements
  • Includes a glosary of the key terms
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

David Bender, Emeritus Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, University College London

David Bender has authored and co-authored several texts on nutrition, including Introduction to Nutrition and Medicine (CRC Press), now going into its 5th edition, the A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (2009), and Food Tables and Labelling (1999, with Arnold E. Bender). His research interests have been in the field of amino acid and vitamin nutritional biochemistry.

Table of Contents

    1:Why eat?
    2:Energy nutrition
    3:Protein nutrition
    4:Over-nutrition - problems of overweight and obesity
    5:Diet and health
    6:Under-nutrition
    7:Vitamins and minerals
    8:Functional foods, superfoods, and supplements
    Glossary