Guide to Nutritional Supplements
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Guide to Nutritional Supplements

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The rapidly expanding world of nutrition, functional foods and nutraceuticals, is increasingly complex. This Guide to Nutritional Supplements provides a concise and complete reference to the most common nutritionally significant elements. Including dietary guidelines, intake measurements and other contextual information, this Guide is the ideal reference for nutritionsts and dieticians facing an increasing public awareness of supplements and who many be augmenting their diets with OTC supplements.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 548 pages
  • 218 x 276 x 28mm | 1,719.11g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123751098
  • 9780123751096
  • 1,000,738

Table of contents

Amino Acids -Specific Functions

Anemia-Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Antioxidants

Diet and Antioxidant Defense

Antioxidants -Intervention Studies

Antioxidants -Observational Studies

Ascorbic Acid

Physiology, Dietary Sources and Requirements

Biotin

Brain and Nervous System

Caffeine

Calcium

Carbohydrates- Requirements and Dietary Importance

Carbohydrates -Resistant Starch and Oligosaccharides

Carotenoids -Chemistry, Sources and Physiology

Carotenoids -Epidemiology of Health Effects

Vitamin D- Physiology, Dietary Sources and Requirements

Vitamin D- Rickets and Osteomalacia

Copper

Coronary Heart Disease -Lipid Theory

Coronary Heart Disease -Prevention

Dietary Fiber -Physiological Effects and Effects on Absorption

Dietary Fiber -Potential Role in Etiology of Disease

Dietary Fiber -Role in Nutritional Management of Disease

Supplementation

Dietary Supplements

Fatty Acids -Monounsaturated

Fatty Acids -Omega-3 Polyunsaturated

Fatty Acids -Omega-6 Polyunsaturated

Fatty Acids -Saturated

Fatty Acids -Trans Fatty Acids

Fatty Acids -Metabolism

Fish

Folic Acid

Fructose

Functional Foods

Regulatory Aspects

Glycemic Index

Iodine

Deficiency Disorders

Iodine

Physiology, Dietary Sources and Requirements

Magnesium

Manganese

Supplementation

Developing Countries

Supplementation

Developed Countries

Niacin

Nuts and Seeds

Older People

Nutritional Requirements

Pantothenic Acid

Phosphorus

Phytochemicals

Classification and Occurrence

Phytochemicals

Epidemiological Factors

Potassium

Pregnancy

Nutrient Requirements

Pregnancy

Prevention of Neural Tube Defects

Microbiota of the Intestine

Probiotics

Protein

Requirements and Role in Diet

Vitamin A

Physiology

Vitamin A

Deficiency and Interventions

Riboflavin

Sodium

Salt Intake and Health

Selenium

Sodium

Physiology

Sports Nutrition

Sucrose

Dietary Sucrose and Disease

Supplementation

Role of Micronutrient Supplementation

Thiamin

Beriberi

Thiamin

Physiology

Vitamin E

Physiology and Health Effects

Ultratrace Elements

Vegetarian Diets

Vitamin A

Biochemistry and Physiological Role

Vitamin B6

Vitamin E

Metabolism and Requirements

Vitamin K

Whole Grains

Zinc

Physiology

Lycopenes and Related Compounds

Tea

Zinc

Deficiency in Developing Countries, Intervention Studies

Functional Foods

Health Effects and Clinical Applications
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About Benjamin Caballero

Dr. Caballero is Professor of International Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Professor of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. He has over 20 years of experience as a scholar, researcher and leader in the area of child health and nutrition. He obtained his MD from the University of Buenos Aires and his PhD (in neuroendocrine regulation) from MIT. He started his faculty career at Harvard Medical School, and moved to Johns Hopkins in 1990 to found the Center for Human Nutrition. Dr. Caballero is a recognized expert on the nutritional needs of children and adults, and on nutrient requirements in undernourished populations. For the past 10 years, he has focused on the problem of childhood obesity in the US and in developing countries, and explored the impact of dietary transition and globalization on health indicators. He is an active participant in key scientific committees advising the US government on issues of diet and health, including the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) Committee, the Expert Panel on Macronutrient Requirements, and the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. He was a member of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee, and is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI). Dr. Caballero is an active leader in the area of global health, specifically on diet, lifestyle and disease risk. He is Chairman of the Board of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation, in Washington, D.C., and member of the Board of Directors of the International Nutrition Foundation, in Boston, MA. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Centers of Excellence Network of the Global Health Initiative, National Institutes of Health. Recent awards include the Ancel Keys Prize for achievements in international public health and the Thompson-Beaudette Lectureship from Rutgers University. In 2011 he was named to the Spanish Academy of Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Caballero is the author of over 150 scientific publications. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Food Sciences and Nutrition, a 10-volume work on food production, consumption and biological effects. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, which received the Book of the Year Award from the British Medical Association. His Guide to Dietary Supplements summarizes the current scientific basis for the use of mineral and vitamin supplements. His book The Nutrition Transition: Diet and Disease in the Developing World explored the impact of demographic and economic development on diet- and lifestyle-related diseases in developing countries. His book Obesity in China summarizes research conducted in rural and urban China to track the impact of socioeconomic development on health outcomes. He is also co-editor of the most widely used textbook in human nutrition, Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease.
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