eBook Diet and Disease, 1st Edition

  • Carla Mooney
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  • ISBN-10: 1420506463
  • ISBN-13: 9781420506464
  • 104 Pages | eBook 
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released February 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Nutrition & Health provides students and other readers with the tools they need to explore and evaluate the often conflicting and ever-changing ideas about human Nutrition & Health. Examining issues through the lens of the most current scientific understanding, Nutrition & Health provides in-depth information on the complete range of nutritional health issues, from obesity and dieting to junk food and vegetarianism.

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From Famine to Fast Food: Nutrition, Diet, and Concepts of Health around the World

A country's food culture and eating habits directly impact the health and well-being of its citizens. Economic factors contribute to problems such as obesity and malnourishment. This book examines how diet affects health in countries around the world, discussing how the availability of food and the types of foods eaten influence numerous health factors and are tied to the prevalence of "lifestyle" diseases. Readers will discover the importance of diet and food culture in determining human health as well as make connections and notice larger trends within multicultural, international contexts. An ideal aid for high school and college students in completing research and writing assignments, this book supplies detailed diet- and health-related information about most major countries and regions in a single source. Each country profile will also include a convenient fact box with statistical information such as life expectancy, average caloric intake, and other health indicators.


  • Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.
  • The narrative also contains personal anecdotes, informative sidebars, fact boxes, and statistics that help readers understand these topics and how they impact their bodies and their lives.
  • Full-color photographs and detailed tables, charts, graphs and illustrations complement and enhance the text, while ancillary materials such as a glossary, a bibliography and a subject index provide useful tools for further research and discussion.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition
    ISBN-10: 1420502697 | ISBN-13: 9781420502695