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Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition

  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Ronald Ross Watson
  • Colin R. Martin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxvii
  2. General and Normative Aspects: Evolutionary and Genetic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William R. Leonard, J. Josh Snodgrass, Marcia L. Robertson
      Pages 3-15
    3. Patrick O. McGowan, Michael J. Meaney, Moshe Szyf
      Pages 17-31
  3. General and Normative Aspects: Sensory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Michelle P. Judge, Carol J. Lammi-Keefe, Holiday Durham
      Pages 59-71
    3. Giani Andrea Linde, Antonio Laverde Jr, Nelson Barros Colauto
      Pages 99-118
    4. Katsumi Mizuno
      Pages 119-132
    5. Annette Stafleu, Nicolien Zijlstra, Pleunie Hogenkamp, Monica Mars
      Pages 133-142
    6. Caroline Reverdy
      Pages 143-157
  4. General and Normative: Endocrine and Neuroendocrine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Mihai Covasa, Timothy Swartz
      Pages 161-174
    3. Mihai Covasa, Timothy Swartz
      Pages 175-188
    4. Mihai Covasa, Timothy Swartz
      Pages 189-201
    5. Jennifer L. Scheid, Mary Jane De Souza
      Pages 203-216
    6. Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson
      Pages 217-240

About this book


Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition Victor R. Preedy Ronald Ross Watson Colin R. Martin, editors Few phenomena—if any—are as universal and fulfilling as eating. And few bonds are as intricate and personal as our relationship with food: our choices and preferences, our phobias and aversions, the sensory and emotional experience of eating. This relationship is reciprocal as well; as the components of food affect eaters’ behavior, so too do these responses impact what they eat, how much, and why. The Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition explores both sides of this story, with over 200 chapters covering topics at the cellular, systemic, individual, and population levels (and ranging from prenatal feeding to nutritional decline in the elderly), geared to professionals across the behavioral, nutrition, food, and health fields. National and international experts offer the latest data and new ideas on perennial issues (e.g., obesity, anorexia), specialized topics (e.g., emotional effects of chocolate, night eating syndrome), and emerging trends in these areas of eating and behavior: • General and normative aspects. • Pathological and abnormal aspects. • Specific conditions and diseases affecting diet. • Interventions to change eating behavior and attitudes in children, adolescents, and adults. • Behavioral assessment methods. • Plus helpful “Key Facts,” “Summary Points,” and “Applications to Other Area” features, and dozens of tables and figures. Theoretically rich and real-world practical, the Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition addresses the interests of a wide audience, including psychologists, nutritionists, dieticians, public health professionals, pharmacologists, food scientists, and physicians. Additionally, pathologists, food marketing professionals, and policymakers will find it an invaluable source of objective information on increasingly salient issues.


Anorexia Behavioral aspects of food and diet Bulimia Diet Diet and cognitive function Eating Disorder Failure to Thrive Feeding Food Choice Food and the Senses Neuropsychology of food and diet Nutrition and brain growth Nutrition-gene interactions Phobias breast feeding dysphasia eating behavior emotional eating food phobias food qualities high-carbohydrate diet high-fat diet nutrition obesity weight control

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 1
  • Ronald Ross Watson
    • 2
  • Colin R. Martin
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Nutrition & DieteticsKing's CollegeLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Arizona Health Science Center, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of PublicUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.University of the West of ScotlandAyrUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Victor R. Preedy, PhD. DSc, PRIPH, FRSH, FIBiol, FRCPath, is Director of the Genomics Centre and Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at King’s College London. He is on the editorial advisory board of Journal of Cellular Pathology, Frontiers in Bioscience, and Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, abstracts, and reviews, as well as 15 books. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of Handbook of Disease Burdens and Quality of Life Measures, Springer 2010

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition
  • Editors Victor R. Preedy
    Ronald Ross Watson
    Colin R. Martin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-92270-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3982-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-92271-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 2094
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
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