Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Barbara A. Brehm
Publication Date: June 30, 2015
Size: 8.02 MB
Book DescriptionNutrition news is everywhere. Opinions on the best way to eat often clash with one another, however, which bewilders and frustrates consumers. Nutrition-related health problems can prompt patients and family members to seek more information on healthful eating—but the search often leads to more questions than answers. The purpose of this encyclopedia is to provide the information needed for a deeper understanding of today’s most thought-provoking topics in nutrition, and to help readers make more informed decisions about food choices and dietary patterns.
Human nutrition is a broad and multidisciplinary subject that combines physiology, biochemistry, psychology, and sociology. The entries in this encyclopedia give a basic overview of the most important and relevant nutrition topics for which readers are likely to seek information. This encyclopedia also provides a foundation for students taking introductory nutrition courses. It discusses the most common and interesting topics regarding human nutrition, provides solid background on the topics, and is a starting point for further research. The entries include relevant definitions, background, and a balanced perspective of current knowledge. The essays are written at a level accessible to upper-grade high school students, college students, as well as other readers. Each entry offers suggestions for further reading and research.
The material provided by this encyclopedia is helpful for students studying nutrition and other fields in which nutrition is important, such as medicine and health. Consumers will find the information helpful for making decisions about diet, and for understanding current controversies in nutrition and health.