Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology

Paperback | April 1, 1997

EditorBarrie M. Margetts, Michael Nelson

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In examining the relationship between nutritional exposure and disease aetiology, the importance of a carefully considered experimental design cannot be overstated. A sound experimental design involves the formulation of a clear research hypothesis and the identification of appropriatemeasures of exposure and outcome. It is essential that these variables can be measured with a minimum of error, whilst taking into account the effects of chance and bias, and being aware of the risk of confounding variables. The first edition of Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology presenteda throrough guide to research methods in nutritional epidemiology. Since publication of the 1st edition, we now have a much better understanding of the characteristics of nutritional exposure that need to be measured in order to answer questions about diet-disease relationships. The 2nd edition hasbeen extensively revised to include the most up-to-date methods of researching this relationship. Included are new chapters on qualitative and sociological measures, anthropometric measures, gene-nutrient interactions, and cross-sectional studies. Design Concepts in Nutritional Epidemiology will bean essential text for nutritionists and epidemiologists, helping them in their quest to improve the quality of information upon which important public health decisions are made.

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In examining the relationship between nutritional exposure and disease aetiology, the importance of a carefully considered experimental design cannot be overstated. A sound experimental design involves the formulation of a clear research hypothesis and the identification of appropriatemeasures of exposure and outcome. It is essential t...

Barrie Margetts is at Institute of Public Health Medicine, University of Southampton. Michael Nelson is at Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, King's College London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.02 inPublished:April 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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IntroductionPrefacePart A: The scientific concepts underlying study design1. Overview of the principles of nutritional epidemiology2. Design, planning, and evaluation of nutritional epidemiological studies3. Sampling, study size, and power4. Covariate measurement errors in nutritional epidemiology: effects and remediesPart B: The measurement of exposure and outcome5. Food consumption, nutrient intake, and the use of food composition tables6. Assessment of food consumption and nutrient intake7. Biochemical markers of nutrient intake8. The validation of dietary assessment9. Socio-demographic and psycho-social variables10. Anthropometric measures11. Gene-nutrient interactions in epidemiological studiesPart C: The design of nutritional epidemiological studies12. Ecological studies13. Cross-sectional studies14. Cohort studies15. Case-control studies16. Experimental studies: Clinical trials, field trials, community trials, and intervention studies

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" This book succeeds in combining fundamental epidemiological principles with the measurement tools and outcomes unique to nutritional epidemiology. ... well-written and solid textbook of nutritional epidemiology." RCPSC vol.30, no.8, Dec 1997