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Nutrition and Health


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Can an apple a day really keep the doctor way? Did you know that three slices of bread and butter provide enough energy for a brisk six mile walk? Nutrition and Health is an easy-to-read introduction to the role of the human diet in maintaining a healthy body and preventing disease. Wiseman provides a concise overview of all important aspects of diet and health including: * definitions of food types * energy requirements, exercise, obesity and eating disorders * nutrition in pregnancy, children and the elderly * food additives and interpreting food labels * food-borne illness, intolerance and allergy * vitamins, minerals, and water requirements Highlighted with key points, figures and examples throughout, this text is an ideal introduction for all students of biology, medicine, nursing and midwifery.


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