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Human Health Handbooks

Handbook of diet, nutrition and the skin

Editors: Preedy, Victor R. (Ed.)

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  • Provides, in a single volume, comprehensive coverage of the relation between skin and diet and nutrition in its broadest sense
  • Consists of sections on general aspects of skin, nutrition and diet, micronutrients, nutraceuticals, cancer and specific skin conditions
  • Of interest to a wide range of readers, such as dermatologists, doctors, nurses and those interested in, or working within the area of skin health
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About this book

Studies have clearly shown that optimal diet and nutrition can prevent skin disease. Moreover, novel nutritional components have been used experimentally to treat skin conditions. However, the clinical application of these nutrients awaits confirmation. It is thus up to health care professionals to present new knowledge in order to provide advice or treatments for skin problems. This handbook provides, in a single volume, comprehensive coverage of the relation between skin and diet and nutrition in its broadest sense. The Handbook of diet, nutrition and the skin consists of sections on general aspects of skin, nutrition and diet, micronutrients, nutraceuticals, cancer and specific skin conditions. Unique features of each chapter in this volume include relevant and useful 'key facts' which highlight interesting or important findings of the specific subjects and 'summary points' that are designed to abstract each chapter in take home messages. This handbook will be of interest to a wide range of readers, such as dermatologists, doctors, nurses and those interested in, or working within the area of skin health. This will of course also include nutritionists and dieticians, dermatologists, cosmetic scientists, health workers and practitioners, college and university lecturers and undergraduate and graduate students.

About the authors

Victor R. Preedy BSc, PhD, DSc, FSB, FRCPath, FRSPH is Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, King’s College London, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, Kings College Hospital (Honorary) and Director of the Genomics Centre, King’s College London. Presently he is a member of the Kings College London School of Medicine. Professor Preedy graduated in 1974 with an Honours Degree in Biology and Physiology with Pharmacology. He gained his University of London PhD in 1981 when he was based at the Hospital for Tropical Disease and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 1992, he received his Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1993 he gained his second doctoral degree, i.e. DSc, for his outstanding contribution to protein metabolism in health and disease. Professor Preedy was elected as a Fellow to the Institute of Biology (FIBiol) in 1995 and to the Royal College of Pathologists in 2000. Since then he has been elected as a Fellow to the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (FRSH; 2004) and The Royal Institute of Public Health (FRIPHH; 2004). In 2009, Professor Preedy became a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. In his career Professor Preedy has carried out research at the National Heart Hospital (part of Imperial College London) and at the MRC Centre at Northwick Park Hospital. He has collaborated with research groups in Finland, Japan, Australia, USA and Germany. He is a leading expert on the mechanisms of disease and has lectured nationally and internationally. He has published over 570 articles, which includes over 165 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, 90 reviews and over 20 books.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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eBook 139,10 €
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  • ISBN 978-90-8686-729-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of diet, nutrition and the skin
Editors
  • Victor R. Preedy
Series Title
Human Health Handbooks
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Copyright Holder
Wageningen Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-90-8686-729-5
DOI
10.3920/978-90-8686-729-5
Series ISSN
2212-375X
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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