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Human Nutrition By Catherine Geissler (Emerita Professor of Human Nutrition, Emerita Professor of Human Nutrition, King's College, London)

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The most complete review of human nutrition, ideal for those looking for a deeper grounding in the subject before pursuing a career in the discipline.

Human Nutrition Summary

Human Nutrition by Catherine Geissler (Emerita Professor of Human Nutrition, Emerita Professor of Human Nutrition, King's College, London)

The field of human nutrition has expanded hugely in recent years, to now encompass topics as diverse as nutritional genomics and food security. As appreciation for the importance of nutrition to human health and well-being grows, an understanding of the many aspects of the subject has never been more important. Written by a renowned team of international experts, Human Nutrition provides an authoritative, comprehensive resource for students of human nutrition and other health sciences, and a valuable source of information for everybody working in nutrition and related fields. The text opens with an exploration of the chemical characteristics of foods and nutrients, before moving on to discuss the physiology of food nutrition, micronutrients, and dietary requirements for different sections of the population. The text concludes with an assessment of the evidence base for a link between nutrient intake and disease risk, and a review of the broad discipline of public health nutrition. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre to accompany Human Nutrition features: Student Resources: Auto-marked multiple choice questions to accompany each chapter Curated links to online sources of further information 'In depth' panels: extended coverage of topics included in the book Lecturer Resources: Figures from the book: available to download for use in lectures

Human Nutrition Reviews

An essential introduction to the science of nutrition from all angles. Key points throughout provide a very nice aid to navigating and summarising information. Extensive reference lists are also very helpful. Having links to websites in addition to published literature and textbooks is a rare and welcome feature! * Alexey Morgunov, PhD student, University of Cambridge *
A really complete textbook; as a biochemistry student, I really enjoy that this book covers a lot of (the) metabolic processes that play a part in nutrition and even covers (the) histological and physiological aspects of nutrition. An excellent choice for an introduction to nutritional science. * Amador Romero Franco, student, University of Seville, Spain *
If I were to pick a phrase to describe my first impressions, it would be that the book contains a "river of insights". The book does not hand-hold the reader, tackling some complex topics with the decisiveness and specificity that they require. * Bret Jones, student, Trinity College Dublin *
A good textbook should be a starting point; motivating the student and giving signpost on where to go next, and this is exactly what this book does. This book sparks and renews interest in nutritional science. I am glad I have this book on my bookshelf. * Helen Llewelyn, student, Anglia Ruskin University *
The book does not shy away from introducing and explaining relevant physiological topics (e.g. myofibril contraction theory) as a background for nutritional topics (exercise nutrition in this example). This makes it very valuable as a stand-alone text, particularly for students focused on nutrition without a general biological background. * Saeed Kayhanian, student, University of Cambridge *
I think it is probably one of the best single texts in terms of breadth and depth. * Ben Jane, University of St Mark & St John *
A good overview of all aspects of human nutrition. * Dr Ali Hill, Southampton Solent University *

Table of Contents

PART 1: FOOD AND NUTRIENTS; PART 2: FOOD AND NUTRIENT STRUCTURE; PART 3: MICRONUTRIENT FUNCTION; PART 4: DIETARY REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC GROUPS; PART 5: CLINICAL NUTRITION; PART 6: PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION

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NGR9780198768029
Human Nutrition by Catherine Geissler (Emerita Professor of Human Nutrition, Emerita Professor of Human Nutrition, King's College, London)
New
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2017-04-27
784
0198768028
9780198768029
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