Nutritional Epidemiology

Nutritional Epidemiology

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This guide is intended for those who wish to understand the complex relationships between diet and the major diseases of western civilization, such as cancer and atherosclerosis. It is aimed both at researchers engaged in the unraveling of these complex associations and at readers of the rapidly multiplying and often confusing scholarly literature on the subject. The author starts with an overview of research strategies in nutritional epidemiology-a relatively new discipline which combines the knowledge compiled by nutritionists during this century with the methodology developed by epidemiologists to study the determinants of disease with multiple etiologies and long latent periods. A major part of the book is devoted to methods of dietary assessment using data on food intake, biochemical indicators of diet, and measures of body size and composition. The reproducibility and validity of each approach and the implications of measurement error are considered in detail. The analysis, presentation, and interpretation of data from epidemiologic studies of diet and disease are discussed. Particular attention is paid to the important influence of total energy intake on findings in such studies. As examples of methodologic issues in nutritional epidemiology, three substantive topics are examined in depth: the relations of diet and coronary heart disease, fat intake and breast cancer, and Vitamin A and lung cancer. This volume will benefit epidemiologists, nutritionists, dietitians, policy makers, public health practitioners, cancer researchers and oncologists, and cardiovascular more

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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 190.5 x 261.62 x 30.48mm | 997.9g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • numerous figures and tables
  • 0195122976
  • 9780195122978
  • 1,130,024

Table of contents

1. Overview of Nutritional Epidemiology; 2. Foods and Nutrients; 3. Nature of Variation in Diet; 4. 24-Hour Dietary Recall and Food Record Methods; 5. Food Frequency Methods; 6. Reproducibility and Validity of Food-Frequency Questionnaires; 7. Recall of Remote Diet; 8. Surrogate Sources of Dietary Information; 9. Biochemical Indicators of Dietary Intake; 10. Anthropometric Measures and Body Composition; 11. Implications of Total Energy Intake for Epidemiologic Analysis; 12. Correction for the Effects of Measurement Error; 13. Issues in Analysis and Presentation of Dietary Data; 14. Nutrition Monitoring and Surveillance; 15. Vitamin A and Lung Cancer; 16. Dietary Fat and Breast Cancer; 17. Diet and Coronary Heart Disease; 18. Folic Acid and Neural Tube Defects; 19. Future Research Directions; Bibliography; Indexshow more

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