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Dietary Patterns, Food Chemistry and Human Health

  • Suresh D. Sharma
  • Michele Barone

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the Chemistry of Foods book sub series (BRIEFSCHEFO)

About this book

Introduction

This brief discusses the influence of modern food production on dietary patterns and chronic diseases. In four concise chapters the authors explore different aspects of this topical issue. Chapter one highlights the importance of advanced glycation end products in food and describes how high levels of these complex molecules can lead to an increase in chronic diseases. Chapter two addresses the role of carbohydrates in inexpensive and tasty foods, while chapter three outlines how vegetable fats, notably palm oil, are used in selected industrial foods and explores their relation to hyper-palatability and other health issues. Lastly, the fourth chapter discusses the increasing demand for high-protein foods and the concomitant availability of vegan products. This brief is of interest to researchers in food production, food hygiene and public health, but is also relevant for certification bodies and specialists in the food industry.

Keywords

Added Fat Added Sugars Advanced Glycation End Food Tax Policy Dietary Pattern Protein Source Vegan Food Vegetable Oil Oxidative Stress Inflammation

Authors and affiliations

  • Suresh D. Sharma
    • 1
  • Michele Barone
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park, State CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Associazione “Componiamo il Futuro” (CO.I.F.)PalermoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-14654-2
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-14653-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-14654-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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