Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction by David Bender

Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction

byDavid Bender

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Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance. In spite of growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as "five-a-day", increasing obesity and reported food allergies and eating disorders, as well as the widely advertised "supposed" benefits of foodsupplements mean that a clear explanation of the basic principles of a healthy diet are vital. In this Very Short Introduction, David Bender explains the basic elements of food, the balance between energy intake and exercise, the problems of over- and under-nutrition, and raises the question of safety of nutritional supplements. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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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 v...
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Title:Nutrition: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pagesPublished:June 5, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199681929

ISBN - 13:9780199681921

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Table of Contents

1. Why eat?2. Energy nutrition3. Protein nutrition4. Over-nutrition - problems of overweight and obesity5. Diet and health6. Under-nutrition7. Vitamins and minerals8. Functional foods, superfoods, and supplementsGlossary