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Author Bender, David A., author

Title Nutrition : a very short introduction / David A. Bender
Edition First edition
Published Oxford ; New york : Oxford university press, 2014
New York : Oxford University Press, 2014


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 W'BOOL  613.2 Ben/Vsi  DUE 29-10-19
Description 107 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Series Very short introductions ; 390
Very short introductions ; 390
Contents 1.Why eat? -- 2.Energy nutrition -- 3.Protein nutrition -- 4.Over-nutrition: problems of overweight and obesity -- 5.Diet and health -- 6.Under-nutrition -- 7.Vitamins and minerals -- 8.Functional foods, superfoods, and supplements
Summary In this Very Short Introduction, David Bender explains the basic elements of food, the balance between energy intake and exercise, the problems of over- and under-nutrition, and raises questions on the safety of nutritional supplements. Looking broadly at what constitutes nutrition, Bender provides insight into a topic of wide interest and importance in today's world. With a look at diet in relation to nutrition, this Very Short Introduction provides an overview of the biochemistry of nutrition and the health risks associated with poor nutrition- including obesity and types of food allergies. It provides an essential guide to effectively understand the principles of, and necessary reasons for, a healthy diet
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references and index
Audience Adult
Subject Diet -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Food -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Nutrition -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Nutrition -- Popular works.
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
LC no. 2014931221
ISBN 9780199681921 (paperback)