Fox and Cameron's Food Science, Nutrition & Health

Fox and Cameron's Food Science, Nutrition & Health

Paperback Hodder Arnold Publication

By (author) Michael E. J. Lean

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  • Publisher: Hodder Arnold
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 242mm x 16mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 11 May 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340809485
  • ISBN 13: 9780340809488
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 100 colour & 20 b&w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 260,717

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The seventh edition of this classic book has been entirely revised and updated by one of the leading professors of human nutrition in the UK. Written in a clear and easy-to-read style, the book deals with a wide range of topics, from food microbiology and technology to healthy eating and clinical nutrition. It also tackles the more difficult area of biochemistry and makes the chemical nature of all the important food groups accessible.

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Michael E. J. Lean MA MB BChir MD FRCP is Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Glasgow, Consultant Physician at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre, USA. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Research for the Food Standards Agency (London), and was non-executive Director of the Health Education Board for Scotland for eight years.

Table of contents

Food and its functions Enzymes and digestion Food, eating, health and disease Nutrient dietary requirements and reference values Obesity in the twenty-first century Fats, oils and lipids Milk and dairy products Carbohydrates Carbohydrate-rich foods Amino acids and proteins Protein-rich foods Water and beverages Mineral elements Vitamins and other bioactive food constituents Fruits, nuts and vegetables Methods of cooking Diet and health Food spoilage and preservation Toxins, food-borne infections and food hygiene Food contaminants - adulterants and additives