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Textbook of Nutrition in Health and Disease

Authors: Chakrabarty, Kaveri, Chakrabarty, A. S.

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  • Provides up-to-date coverage of malnutrition and the applied aspects of human nutrition 
  • Discusses nutritional therapies for various diseases, including lifestyle-related diseases, addiction-related health problems, mental illness, and food-borne and water-borne diseases 
  • Explores the role of gut microbiota on human health, nutraceuticals as therapeutic agents, ketogenic diets and the role of adipose tissue as an active endocrine organ
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This textbook offers a concise, yet comprehensive account of human nutrition, food and nutrition-related health problems, based on the curricula of top universities around the globe. Nutrition is a multidisciplinary science, and as such, the book discusses various aspects of physiology, biochemistry, pathology, immunology, medicine, food science, and other fields related to nutrition, it focuses on the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health. The various chapters explore highly relevant issues, such as, addiction-related health problems, lifestyle-related disorders, social health problems and poor-maintenance of food hygiene and food safety. It also addresses the role of nutritional therapies for mental disorders, and includes an integrated perspective on cognition, oxidative stress and nutritional interventions in aging. 
Other topics include, the role of gut microbiota on human health, nutraceuticals as therapeutic agents and ketogenic diets. It also highlights malnutrition (protein energy malnutrition, starvation, malabsorption syndrome, eating disorders and overnutrition/obesity) and adipose tissue as an active endocrine organ. Moreover, it examines key concepts concerning the role of vitamins in the citric acid cycle (gluconeogenesis, ketogenesis, oxidative deamination and transamination) and precursors of coenzymes, as well as calorigenic hormones, appetite-stimulating/appetite-inhibiting hormones, anabolic and catabolic hormones affecting protein metabolism, and lipogenetic/lipolytic hormones.

About the authors

Dr Kaveri Chakrabarty was awarded a PhD (Physiology) from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Zoology, Hansraj College, University of Delhi. She is a member of the American Physiological Society (APS) and life member of the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India. She co-authored the book entitled Fundamentals of Respiratory Physiology, and the book chapter “Gender and Human Nutritional Safety in Gender and Space: Multidisciplinary Insights. She has published her work in journals like the Journal of Applied Physiology and Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology. She was former Research Associate at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She was invited as a guest speaker for the Women in Science Program, Inspiring Women in STEM Speaker Series at the Department of Biological Sciences, Winston Salem State University, North Carolina, USA in 2017. She has presented papers in various international and national conferences, and has recently presented a paper at the international conference Experimental Biology, in Chicago, USA. She was awarded a national scholarship under the CAS scheme during her MSc (University of Delhi).
Prof A.S. Chakrabarty is the former Director Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, and former Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry. He was also a Professor at the Department of Physiology, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. He has been awarded innumerable honors during his long career, prominent being the Hari Om Alembic Research Award from the Medical Council of India and the Medical Education Prize from the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India. He has published numerous papers in publications in various international and national journals. He has co-authored a book entitled Fundamentals of Respiratory Physiology. He was felicitated by Maulana Azad Medical College Old Students Association (MAMCOS) in MIDCON-2010. Recently he was felicitated by Maulana Azad Medical College, and VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital. He has been invited to deliver lectures and Orations for Indian Science Congress and many other scientific organizations. 

Reviews

“This can be a good textbook for anyone seeking an overview of nutrition, health, and dietary recommendations … . This is a useful textbook to learn about nutrition, how nutrition can impact human health, and nutritional interventions for disease. Although there are many books about nutrition, this book is unique because it incorporates all these concepts in one volume. … It can also be a good tool for those seeking a straightforward overview of dietary interventions for disease.” (Patricia P. Araujo, Doody's Book Reviews, June 19, 2020)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-0962-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Textbook of Nutrition in Health and Disease
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-0962-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-0962-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-0961-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 319
Number of Illustrations
119 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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