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Public health nutrition / edited on behalf of the Nutrition Society by Michael J. Gibney ... [et al.].

Gibney, Michael J. (Added Author). Nutrition Society (Great Britain) (Added Author).
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Robertson Library RA645.N87P83 2004 37348006726616 STACKS Available -
Subject: Nutritionally induced diseases.
Public health.

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  • ISBN: 0632056274
  • Physical Description: 378 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Ames, Iowa : Blackwell Science, c2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: An Overview of Public Health Nutrition / Barrie M. Margetts -- Organization of the book -- Definitions used in public health -- What are the key public health problems? -- Food and nutrition policy -- The public health nutrition cycle -- Step 1: Identify key nutrition-related problem -- Step 2: Set goals and broad aims -- Step 3: Define objectives -- Step 4: Create quantitative targets -- Develop program -- Implementation -- Evaluation -- Nutritional Epidemiology / Michael Nelson, Shirley AA Beresford and John M. Kearney -- Types of Study -- Study design: sampling, study size and power -- Measuring exposure -- Measuring outcomes -- Measuring diet-disease (exposure-outcome) associations -- Interpretation of associations -- Expressing results from nutritional epidemiological studies -- Assessment of Nutritional Status in Individuals and Populations / Ruth E. Patterson and Pirjo Pietinen -- Dietary assessment -- Biomarkers as measures for the assessment of nutritional status -- Anthropometric and other clinical measures -- Error in methods of assessment of nutritional status -- Assessment of Physical Activity / Michael Sjostrom, Ulf Ekelund and Agneta Yngve -- Definition of commonly used terms -- Dimensions of physical activity -- Reliability and validity of physical activity assessment instruments -- Physical activity assessment methods -- Public Health Nutrition Strategies for Intervention at the Ecological Level / Kim D. Reynolds, Knut-Inge Klepp and Amy L. Yaroch -- Definition of the ecological approach -- Individual versus ecological approaches -- Key principles in the ecological approach -- Intervention -- Advantages and disadvantages of this approach -- Guidelines for using the ecological approach to design nutrition interventions -- Ethical issues to consider -- Ecological interventions to change eating habits -- Public Health Nutrition Strategies for Intervention at the Individual Level / Barrie M. Margetts -- Interventions of supplementary feeding, foods, or nutrients -- Changing behavior without giving foods -- Evaluation of programs and interventions -- Dietary Guidelines / Michael J. Gibney and Petro Wolmarans -- Overview of dietary recommendations -- Quantitative dietary guidelines -- Qualitative dietary guidelines -- Steps involved in devising food-based dietary guidelines -- Visual presentations of food guides related to dietary guidelines -- Food Choice / David N. Cox and Annie S. Anderson -- The study of food choice -- Population issues affecting food choice -- Individual issues affecting food choice -- Public Health Aspects of Overnutrition / Jacob C. Seidell and Tommy LS Visscher -- Macronutrients, excess energy intake and overweight -- Obesity as a determinant of mortality and morbidity -- Public Health Aspects of Undernutrition / Mark J. Manary and Noel W. Solomons -- Definitions of undernutrition -- Clinical syndromes of undernutrition -- Micronutrient deficiency: "hidden hunger" -- Time trends and contemporary prevalences -- Etiology: determinants and conditioning factors for undernutrition -- Public health consequences of undernutrition -- Policy and programmatic issues in preventing undernutrition -- Policy and programmatic issues in reversing undernutrition -- Vitamin A Deficiency / Faruk Ahmed and Ian Darnton-Hill -- Consequences of vitamin A deficiency -- Epidemiology -- Prevention and control -- Assessment of vitamin A status -- Monitoring and evaluation --
Iodine and Iodine-deficiency Disorders / Clive E. West, Pieter L. Jooste, and Chandrakant S. Pandav -- Definition of iodine deficiency -- Clinical features -- Iodine metabolism -- Reference intakes for iodine -- Public health aspects to iodine deficiency -- Management of iodine deficiency -- Assessment and elimination of iodine deficiency disorders -- Iron-deficiency Anemias / Kamasamudram Vijayaraghavan -- Definition and clinical features of iron-deficiency anemia -- Iron metabolism -- Reference intakes for iron -- Public health implications of iron-deficiency anemia -- Fear of Fatness and Fad Slimming Diets / Mary AT Flynn -- Epidemiology -- Life-cycle fatness trends -- Definitions and descriptions -- Etiology -- Consequences for public health -- Prevention strategies -- Assessing body image -- Nutrition and Child Development / Helen Baker-Henningham and Sally Grantham-McGregor -- Child development and the role of the environment -- Possible mechanisms linking undernutrition to poor development -- Prevalence of nutritional deficiencies -- Intrauterine growth retardation -- Breast-feeding and its influence on child development -- Wasting, stunting and severe clinical malnutrition -- Iron-deficiency anemia -- Iodine deficiency -- Zinc deficiency -- Vitamin A deficiency -- Studies on the effects of short-term hunger and school feeding -- Infant feeding / Anna Coutsoudis and Jane Bentley -- Role and importance of breast-feeding -- Barriers to successful breast-feeding -- Breast-feeding challenges -- Potential feeding difficulties -- Breast-feeding and human immunodeficiency virus transmission -- Infant feeding after 6 months -- Monitoring the child's growth: the road-to-health chart -- Adverse Outcomes in Pregnancy : The Role of Folate and Related B-Vitamins / John Scott and Helene McNulty -- Biochemical basis for the role of folate in adverse outcomes of pregnancy -- Evidence that folate and other related vitamins play a protective role against adverse outcomes of pregnancy -- Prevention of folate-responsive adverse outcomes of pregnancy -- Maternal Nutrition, Fetal Programming, and Adult Chronic Disease / David JP Barker and Keith M. Godfrey -- Observations establishing the link between size at birth and later cardiovascular disease -- Potential confounding influences -- Findings for particular cardiovascular and metabolic disorders -- Determinants of fetal growth and programming: the importance of fetal nutrition -- Maternal influences on fetal nutrition -- Cardiovascular Disease / Jim Mann -- Epidemiology -- Correlations between coronary heart disease rates and food intake -- Prospective observation of subjects for whom diet histories are available -- Cardiovascular risk factors and their nutritional determinants -- Clinical trials of cardiovascular risk reduction by dietary modification -- Nutritional strategies for high-risk populations -- Diabetes Mellitus / Ambady Ramachandran and Chamukattan Snehalatha -- Classification of diabetes -- Diagnosis of diabetes -- Risk factors for the development of diabetes -- Diabetes as a public health issue -- Prevention and management of diabetes -- Scope for primary prevention of diabetes -- Cancer and Diet / Lenore Arab and Susan Steck-Scott -- Mechanisms of effect of diet -- Carcinogenesis: initiation, promotion and progression to metastases -- Gene-nutrient interactions in carcinogenesis -- Epidemiological studies of diet and cancer -- Dietary constituents of interest -- Prevention: preventive potential -- Prevention guidelines for individuals and populations -- Disease Prevention: Osteoporosis and Hip Fracture / Nicholas Harvey and Cyrus Cooper -- Definition -- Epidemiology: the scale of the problem -- The biology of bone health.

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