Current Perspectives on Nutrition and Health

Current Perspectives on Nutrition and Health

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The contributors explore recent findings on disease patterns, health maintenance, and dietary approaches to reducing the risk of chronic disease. Internationally known experts provide valuable new information on the influence of diet on heart disease, cancer, hypertension, kidney disease, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. As well, they examine recent developments in nutrition research in Britain and other European countries and discuss priorities for nutrition research in Canada as set forth in a report recently released by the Ministry of Health. Current Perspectives on Nutrition and Health will be a valuable resource for health care professionals, food producers, governments, and the general public.


McGill Queens Univ Pr
Recent research on health and nutrition confirms the important role of diet in maintaining health and reducing the risk of chronic disease and reinforces the link between diet and heart disease, cancer, and obesity. While death rates for cardiovascular diseases continue to decline, health risks in other areas are increasing. Obesity is on the verge of becoming epidemic and Syndrome X (the deadly trio of insulin resistance, obesity, and hyperlipidemia) has been implicated in many chronic diseases. To explore these new developments in nutrition and health research the Royal Society of Canada sponsored a symposium in 1996 that brought together researchers from around the world. Current Perspectives on Nutrition and Health is based on that symposium.

The contributors explore recent findings on disease patterns, health maintenance, and dietary approaches to reducing the risk of chronic disease. Internationally known experts provide valuable new information on the influence of diet on heart disease, cancer, hypertension, kidney disease, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. As well, they examine recent developments in nutrition research in Britain and other European countries and discuss priorities for nutrition research in Canada as set forth in a report recently released by the Ministry of Health. Current Perspectives on Nutrition and Health will be a valuable resource for health care professionals, food producers, governments, and the general public.

Recent research on health and nutrition confirms the important role of diet in maintaining health and reducing the risk of chronic disease and reinforces the link between diet and heart disease, cancer, and obesity. While death rates for cardiovascular diseases continue to decline, health risks in other areas are increasing. Obesity is on the verge of becoming epidemic and Syndrome X (the deadly trio of insulin resistance, obesity, and hyperlipidemia) has been implicated in many chronic diseases. To explore these new developments in nutrition and health research the Royal Society of Canada sponsored a symposium in 1996 that brought together researchers from around the world. Current Perspectives on Nutrition and Health is based on that symposium.
The contributors explore recent findings on disease patterns, health maintenance, and dietary approaches to reducing the risk of chronic disease. Internationally known experts provide valuable new information on the influence of diet on heart disease, cancer, hypertension, kidney disease, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. As well, they examine recent developments in nutrition research in Britain and other European countries and discuss priorities for nutrition research in Canada as set forth in a report recently released by the Ministry of Health.Current Perspectives on Nutrition and Health will be a valuable resource for health care professionals, food producers, governments, and the general public.

Publisher: Montreal, Que. : Published for the Royal Society of Canada by McGill-Queen's University Press, Ă1998
ISBN: 9780773567030
0773567038
9780773516984
0773516980
9780773517240
0773517243
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 318 pages) : illustrations
Alternative Title: Nutrition and health

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