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Nutrition and Diet Therapy Dictionary, 3d ed.

NUTRITION and DIET THERAPY DICTIONARY. 3rd edition. Edited by Virginia S Claudio and Rosalinda T Lagua. 355 pages with appendices. Price: 39.50 [pounds]. (UK: Chapman and Hall)

With more than 3500 entries, this dictionary provides information on the essential terms used in nutrition and diet therapy. The publishers tell us that all current topics in nutrition are covered - subjects like sports nutrition, genetics and nutrition, and nutrition throughout the life cycle. This new edition presents material on drugs and nutrition disorders, as well as current health issues including AIDS, alcoholism, drug dependency and Alzheimer's disease.

To further enhance the text there are no fewer than 48 appendices including Latest RDA dietary guidelines, Classification and utilization of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids, Nutritional assessment data; Food values of common nutrients; Useful information for enteral and parenteral nutrition; and Normal constituents of blood and urine, to name but a few. A feature of this dictionary is a collection of entries on many different diets and a section of concise treatments of nutritional principles in various physiological and pathological conditions.

For those working in the area of nutrition and diet, it is probably one of those books that you didn't know you needed till you mislay your copy.
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Date:Feb 1, 1992
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