eBook Diet Quality, 1st Edition

  • Volume 2
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  • ISBN-10: 1461473152
  • ISBN-13: 9781461473152
  • DDC: 613.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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Diet quality is a broad term that encapsulates both perceived and actual practices, personal preferences and cultural diversity. Measuring dietary quality can be problematic and includes investigating food types, the number or size of portions or their frequency. Diet quality may also be related to the type of food being ingested, snacking and other eating habits. Manufactured beverages and fast food may also be included as well as microbiological quality and attempts to improve single food items such as meats or vegetables. In this book, Diet Quality: An Evidence-Based Approach, Volume 2 all of the major facets of diet quality in relation to health outcomes are covered. This important new text includes methods for determining diet quality while adopting a holistic approach to impart information on the major areas of concern or knowledge. Chapters link in measurable indices of health such as obesity, pregnancy outcomes, cancer and cancer outcomes, and mortality. This book represents a diverse set of subject matters and seeks to fill a gap in the literature at a time when there is an increasing awareness that well being is associated with the qualitative nature of diets.  Contributors are authors of international and national standing and emerging fields of science are incorporated. Diet Quality: An Evidence-Based Approach, Volume 2 is a useful new text designed for nutritionists, dietitians, clinicians, epidemiologist, policy makers and health care professionals of various disciplines.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Editor Page.
About Series Editor.
About Volume Editors.
1: Diseases and Conditions.
2: The Association between Diet Quality and Weight Change in Adults over Time: A Systematic Review of Prospective Cohort Studies.
3: Diet Quality and Cerebral Infarction: South Korean Aspects.
4: Diet Quality and Breast Cancer Risk.
5: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Adults: The Impact of Diet and Other Therapeutic Interventions on Clinical and Histological Outcomes.
6: C-Reactive Protein and Diet Quality in Children.
7: Eating, Behaviour and Psychology.
8: Family Meals and Diet Quality.
9: The Influence of Motivations to Eat on Weight Status and Diet Quality.
10: The Role of Food Reinforcement in Food Selection, Energy Intake, and Diet Quality.
11: Breakfast, Ready-to-Eat Cereal, and Diet Quality.
12: Fast-Food Consumption: Its Association with Food Prices and Dietary Quality.
13: International Perspectives, Public Health Initiatives.
14: The German Food Pyramid.
15: Diet Quality in the Context of the Nordic Diet.
16: Dietary Guidelines for Americans: A Brief History.
17: Awareness of the United States Federal Dietary Guidance and Its Association with Dietary Quality.
18: Food Choices and Healthy Eating in Hispanic Adults.
19: Puerto Rican Guidelines on Food and Diet Quality.
20: Dietary Acculturation and Diet Quality Among the Arab Minority Population in Israel.
21: Diet Quality in Developing Countries.
22: Dietary Quality and the Nutrition Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa.
23: Diet Quality in Peri-Urban Settlements: South African Aspects.
24: Methods, Indexes and Scoring Systems: Applications and Analysis.
25: The ‘Diet Quality Index’ and Its Applications.
26: Diet Quality Assessed with the “Framingham Nutritional Risk Score”.
27: The Overall Nutritional Quality Index (ONQI™): Derivation, Validation, and Application.
28: Mediterranean Diet Quality Index and Albuminuria Levels and Relationship Between Other Physiological Variables.
29: Diet Quality and Use of a Personal Digital Assistant: Transitioning from the Standard Paper Diary to Electronic Diaries.
30: A Systematic Review of Peer-Reviewed Studies on Diet Quality Indexes Applied to Old Age: A Multitude of Predictors of Diet Quality.
31: System of Indicators for the Nutritional Quality of Marketing and Food Environment: Product Quality, Availability, Affordability, and Promotion.
32: Diet Quality: What More is There to Know?.