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The Book of Nutrition

by Mary McMahon

A definitive and comprehensive presentation of the fundamental principles of nutrition science, with up-to-date analysis on current research regarding the impact of diet on health outcomes.

  • Explores the function, nutritional value and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals.
  • Clearly explains basal metabolic rate (BMR) and reference nutrient intake (RNI).
  • Details the digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients in the body.
  • Discusses the specific nutritional needs of infants, children, adolescents,adults and the elderly, and refers to factors that influence their eating habits.
  • Interprets nutrition labels and specifies food product labelling in accordance with EU regulations.
  • Introduces the main categories of food additives and their impact on health.
  • Details the process of food testing for fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
  • Discusses the role and impact of diet on common diseases and how diet can be effective in disease prevention.
  • Explores the role and effect of diet in the treatment of certain diseases including diabetes, coeliac disease, cystic fibrosis and lactose intolerance.
  • Discusses the causes, symptoms and effects of various eating disorders.
  • Explores the strategy of glycogen loading and its effect on the performance of endurance athletes.
  • Examines the causes and effects of dehydration and the importance of maintaining fluid intake.

224 pages.

ISBN: 9781916019973

€ 27.99 

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Date of Publication: 05/03/2021

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