Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Sheila C. Vir
Publication Date: September 30, 2011
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing India
Size: 10.5 MB
Book DescriptionThese books provide public health experts, nutritionists, students, scientists, development professionals and policy makers with information on the current global scenario concerning public health nutrition problems. Chapters discuss issues such as nutrition in reference to AIDS, non-communicable diseases and emerging situations.
- Provides information on the current global scenario concerning public health nutrition problems
- Discusses issues such as nutrition in reference to AIDS, non-communicable diseases and emerging situations
- Covers malnutrition in women and children, micronutrient deficiency disorders, geriatric nutrition and nutrition in emergencies and disasters, among other topics
Offering an important reference for a wide range of medical personnel and policy makers, this two-volume set comprises 43 contributed chapters brought together by editor Sheila Chander Vir — who worked with UNICEF for over 25 years and now directs the Public Health Nutrition an Development Centre, New Delhi, India. All but a few of the contributors are based in India. Coverage begins with the principles of epidemiology and epidemiologic methods, and nutrition epidemiology for developing countries. Following is thorough, up-to-date discussion of various aspects of undernutrition and overnutrition, new-born care, breastfeeding, diarrhea, HIV, vitamin A (metabolism, deficiency, prevention, and control), iodine (deficiency disorders, universal salt iodization), and iron (supplementation, deficiency in various populations), among other topics.
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