Table of contents

  1. María José Labajos, Ricardo Pellón
  2. Gilles Mithieux, Fabienne Rajas, Amandine Gautier-Stein, Maud Soty
  3. Sania Masoud, Purnima Menon, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
  4. María Eugenia Ciminari, María Verónica Pérez Chaca, Silvina Mónica Álvarez, Verónica Silvina Biaggio, Nidia Noemí Gómez
  5. Eloy Salinas, María Eugenia Ciminari, Chaca María Verónica Pérez, Nidia Noemí Gómez
  6. Ana Isabel Martín, Asunción López-Calderón
  7. Secil Erbil-Bilir, Devrim Gozuacik, Ozlem Kutlu
  8. Mikael Norman, Peter Ueda
  9. Teresa Małecka-Massalska, Tomasz Powrózek, Radosław Mlak
  10. Wensheng Pan, Xiaoge Geng, Chenjing Zhang
  11. Michael S. Boyne, Patrice Francis-Emmanuel, Ingrid A. Tennant, Debbie S. Thompson, Terrence E. Forrester
  12. Biagio Solarino, Michael Tsokos, Giancarlo Di Vella, Lucia Tattoli
  13. Hamza El Hadi, Roberto Vettor, Marco Rossato
  14. Sofine Heilskov, Christian Vestergaard, Mette Soendergaard Deleuran
  15. Hallgeir Kismul, Mala Ali Mapatano, Jean Pierre Banea
  16. Marta Vivar, Natalia Pichel, Manuel Fuentes
  17. Krishnamurti Dakshinamurti, Shyamala Dakshinamurti, Michael P. Czubryt
  18. Daniele Fanale, Rossella Maragliano, Alessandro Perez, Antonio Russo
  19. Vinicius José Baccin Martins, Maria Paula de Albuquerque, Ana Lydia Sawaya
  20. George M. Weisz, Ruth M. Hadfield
  21. Chih Ming Tan, Marc Rockmore
  22. Tatsuya Iso, Masahiko Kurabayashi
  23. David Ramiro-Cortijo, Pilar Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Ángel L. López de Pablo, Mª Rosario López-Giménez, Mª Carmen González, Silvia M. Arribas
  24. Catherine A. Powell, Gabriella Villa, Trevor Holmes, Mahua Choudhury
  25. Simone Angioloni, Allison J. Ames, Glenn C. W. Ames
  26. Hassan Vatanparast, Christine Nisbet, Rashmi Patil
  27. Konstadinos Abeliotis, Christina Chroni, Katia Lasaridi
  28. Ole Jørgen Hanssen, Aina Stensgård
  29. Connor Scagnelli, Waqar Waheed, Rup Tandan
  30. Jean Woo, Bernice Cheung, Cecilia Tong, Ruth Chan

About this book


This book addresses the causes and effects of nutrient deficiencies along the cell-to-communities continuum. The book is primarily concerned with a lack or deficiency of one or more micro- or macronutrients in connection with malnutrition, under nutrition, and starvation. Embedded within the deficiency states is acute restriction whereby food is withdrawn completely for short periods, as when individuals are adhering to religious requirements or undergoing surgical procedures. Further downstream is the consumption of a fraction of the normal diet, as when individuals are dieting or when there is restriction in the amount or variety of food available. The causes of such reductions in dietary intake are varied and also include the social context of poverty, financial limitations, and famine. Refugees and displaced persons may also be vulnerable to under nutrition or total starvation. Diseases may also impact on the total food consumed, such as when there are physical impediments (intestinal obstruction or dysphagia) or anorexia (induced by organic disease or as a disease process per se, ie, anorexia nervosa). This book, organized as approximately 125 chapters in 17 major sections, covers the variable manifestations of dietary restrictions on cells, whole organs, the individual, and societies. 


famine and starvation malnutrition and under nutrition nutirent deprivation nutritional deficiency nutrition and public health general aspects of famine effects of famine food security and socioeconomic status nutrition and poverty dietary extemism nutritional fads and trends refugees, displacement, and malnutrition medical causes of dietary restrictions anorexia nervosa classifications of starvation and malnutrition kwashiorkor and marasmus Fasting and the individual starvation and the individual molecular effects of starvation modeling nutrition systems in vertebrates and lower organism

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor Preedy
    • 1
  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 2
  1. 1.Diabetes & Nutritional Sci Div SchKing's College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Clinical BiochemistryUniversity of WestminsterWestminsterUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40007-5