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Diet and Health

Gail Goldberg (Hrsg.)

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Naturwissenschaften, Medizin, Informatik, Technik / Medizin


Report of the British Nutrition Foundation's TaskForce Chairman of the Task Force: Professor Malcolm Jackson,University of Liverpool Plants: Diet and Health is an extremely timelypublication comprising the comprehensive and authoritativeindependent report of the British Nutrition Foundation's TaskForce concentrating on bioactive substances and antioxidantnutrients in plant foods. The book focuses on the present state ofknowledge and the effect on good health through the intake of thesesubstances in an appropriate diet, looking in detail at anypossible protection afforded the body by these substances - againstchronic disorders, particularly cancer and cardiovasculardisease. This landmark publication includes chapters covering theclassification, mechanisms of action and bioavailability ofbioactive substances in plants, as well as in-depth coverage of themajor plant foods: fruit, vegetables, cereals, nuts and pulses.Important chapters also cover the influence of the gut microflora,the effect of agronomy, storage, preservation, processing andcooking on bioactive substances, and the public health nutritionimplications of all the issues raised. The final sections of the book cover the conclusions of the TaskForce and the important recommendations made, which should beconsidered by all those involved in this area. There is also aquestions and answers chapter covering topical media issues. Plants: Diet and Health provides essential coreinformation for a wide range of health professionals, includingdietitians, nutritionists, general and family practitioners andcommunity nurses (e.g. school nurses, practice nurses and healthvisitors). Personnel in the food industry responsible for productdevelopment, production and packaging will find this landmarkpublication to be an extremely valuable reference, as will allthose involved in the production of dietary supplements in the foodand pharmaceutical industries. Lecturers, undergraduates,postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers in nutrition, dietetics,plant sciences, biochemistry, food science and food technology,public health, pharmacy, pharmacology and medicine will also findthis book to be of great value in their work.



Ernährungslehre, Nutrition, Health & Social Care, Lebensmittelforschung u. -technologie, Food Science & Technology, Gesundheits- u. Sozialwesen