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Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition

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  • Provides a new depth of information on the "two-way traffic" of neurology, psychology, and behavioral aspects of food and diet

  • Each chapter includes a section on applying information to related fields, as well as a key facts, summary points and defined key terms

  • Everything you need to know about the behavioral aspects of food and nutrition: from molecular to individual through population levels

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This book disseminates current information pertaining to the modulatory effects of foods and other food substances on behavior and neurological pathways and, importantly, vice versa. This ranges from the neuroendocrine control of eating to the effects of life-threatening disease on eating behavior. The importance of this contribution to the scientific literature lies in the fact that food and eating are an essential component of cultural heritage but the effects of perturbations in the food/cognitive axis can be profound. The complex interrelationship between neuropsychological processing, diet, and behavioral outcome is explored within the context of the most contemporary psychobiological research in the area. This comprehensive psychobiology- and pathology-themed text examines the broad spectrum of diet, behavioral, and neuropsychological interactions from normative function to occurrences of severe and enduring psychopathological processes.

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Table of contents (221 chapters)

  1. General and Normative Aspects: Evolutionary and Genetic

  2. General and normative aspects: evolutionary and genetic

  3. General and Normative Aspects: Sensory

  4. General and normative aspects: sensory

  5. General and Normative: Endocrine and Neuroendocrine

  6. General and normative: endocrine and neuroendocrine

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. Nutrition & Dietetics, King's College, London, United Kingdom

    Victor R. Preedy

  • Arizona Health Science Center, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

    Ronald Ross Watson

  • University of the West of Scotland, Ayr, United Kingdom

    Colin R. Martin

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:

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-92270-6Published: 29 June 2011

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4939-3982-4Published: 23 August 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-387-92271-3Published: 15 April 2011

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 2094

  • Topics: Public Health

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