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Nutritional Health

Strategies for Disease Prevention

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  • Reviews the growing evidence of the importance of nutrition-related decisions at all stages of life to healthful living
  • Provides food policy strategies to address the current epidemic of chronic degenerative diseases
  • Written by world renowned experts in clinical nutrition and public health

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Table of contents (33 chapters)

  1. Understanding Nutrition

  2. Nutritional Control and Prevention of Chronic Diseases

  3. Nutritional Importance of the Parts of the Diet

  4. Nutrition, Healthy Diets, and Public Health


About this book

This fourth edition brings together a diverse range of experts in nutrition-related areas to discuss recent thinking and discoveries in nutrition, especially in relation to topics that have the greatest capacity to improve human health and nutritional implementation. An overview of nutrition science in the third decade of the twenty-first century reveals that much water has flown under the bridge of the advancing river that is nutrition research and practice. With these large accumulations of developments in the field of nutrition, the need for a new edition of this book is obvious. Our vastly improved nutrition knowledge gives us the capability of preventing a sizable fraction of the chronic diseases that afflict the people of our world, but only if these discoveries can be translated into effective action at the population level. Nutritional Health endeavours to address the needs of those who would most benefit from up-to-date information on key areas in the field of nutrition.

The book starts with a discussion of the nature of nutritional research then moves into an overview of the most important aspects of the complex interactions between diet, its nutrient components, and their impacts on disease states, and on those health conditions that increase the risk of chronic diseases. Parts three and four discuss diet and include new chapters on the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet, the flexitarian diet, and the low-carbohydrate diet. The final two parts of the book discuss emerging trends in nutrition science, such as gut microbiome and sustainable diet, and areas of controversy in nutrition, such as the influence of the food industry and dietary supplements.

Up to date and comprehensive, Nutritional Health: Strategies for Disease Prevention, Fourth Edition offers physicians, dietitians, and nutritionists a practical, data-driven, integrated resource to help evaluate the critical role of nutrition.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Science, Athabasca University, Athabasca, Canada

    Norman J. Temple

  • Department of Biology, Winona State University, Winona, USA

    Ted Wilson

  • Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, MINNEAPOLIS, USA

    David R. Jacobs, Jr.

  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

    George A. Bray

About the editors

Norman J. Temple, PhD (Corresponding editor)
Centre for Science
Athabasca University

Ted Wilson, PhD
Department of Biology
Winona State University

David R. Jacobs, Jr., PhD
University of Minnesota
School of Public Health
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health

George A. Bray, MD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Nutritional Health

  • Book Subtitle: Strategies for Disease Prevention

  • Editors: Norman J. Temple, Ted Wilson, David R. Jacobs, Jr., George A. Bray

  • Series Title: Nutrition and Health

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Humana Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-24662-3Published: 11 May 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-24665-4Published: 11 May 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-24663-0Published: 10 May 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2628-197X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2628-1961

  • Edition Number: 4

  • Number of Pages: XXVII, 414

  • Number of Illustrations: 16 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Nutrition, Public Health, Primary Care Medicine, Food Science

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