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Food, diet and obesity

(ISBN-13: 978-1-85573-958-1; ISBN-10: 1-85573-958-5)

Obesity is a global epidemic affecting both developed and developing countries. There has been a wealth of research on the complex interactions between genetic susceptibility, diet and lifestyle in determining individual risk of obesity. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, this important collection sums up the key findings in weight control research and its implications for the food industry.

Functional foods, ageing and degenerative disease (ISBN-13: 978-1-85573-725-9; ISBN-10: 1-85573-725-6)

As the proportion of the elderly increases in many developed countries, there is an increasing emphasis on preventing some of the chronic diseases particularly associated with ageing. This important collection reviews the role of functional foods in preventing a number of degenerative conditions from osteoporosis and cancer to immune function and gut health.

Functional foods, cardiovascular disease and diabetes

(ISBN-13: 978-1-85573-735-8; ISBN-10: 1-85573-735-3)

Cardiovascular disease and diabetes pose a serious and growing health risk to populations in the developed world. This authoritative collection reviews dietary factors affecting disease risk and the ways individual functional foods can help prevent them.

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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