Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. General Aspects of Famine and Undernutrition: Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mikael Norman, Peter Ueda
      Pages 3-16
    3. Chih Ming Tan, Marc Rockmore
      Pages 31-45
    4. Sven Neelsen, Thomas Stratmann
      Pages 47-59
    5. Sania Masoud, Purnima Menon, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
      Pages 93-108
  3. Effects of Famine

  4. Food Insecurity, Security, and Waste

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Hassan Vatanparast, Christine Nisbet, Rashmi Patil
      Pages 215-233
    3. Simone Angioloni, Allison J. Ames, Glenn C. W. Ames
      Pages 257-273
    4. Ole Jørgen Hanssen, Aina Stensgård
      Pages 275-289
    5. David San Martin, Carlos Bald, Marta Cebrian, Bruno Iñarra, Mikel Orive, Saioa Ramos et al.
      Pages 291-310
    6. Konstadinos Abeliotis, Christina Chroni, Katia Lasaridi
      Pages 327-340
    7. Paul M. Connell, Stacey R. Finkelstein, Maura L. Scott, Beth Vallen
      Pages 341-357
  5. Biosocial and Social Aspects, Inequalities, Low Income, Refugees, and Conflict

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Nicola Bulled, Merrill Singer, Rebecca Dillingham
      Pages 361-379
    3. Marie Blanquet, Anne Debost-Legrand, Laurent Gerbaud
      Pages 381-408
    4. Marta Vivar, Natalia Pichel, Manuel Fuentes
      Pages 469-489
    5. Stine Schramm, Morten Sodemann
      Pages 509-530
  6. Hunger and Anorexia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 531-531
    2. Neil E. Rowland, Dulce M. Minaya, Kimberly L. Robertson
      Pages 551-565
    3. Enrica Marzola, Giovanni Abbate-Daga
      Pages 567-584
    4. Arielle C. Feldman, Lisa Hail, Zandre Labuschagne, Katharine L. Loeb, Daniel Le Grange
      Pages 585-602
    5. Madhusmita Misra
      Pages 603-621
  7. Screening Tools, Classifications, and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 641-641
    2. Narayan Prasad, Archana Sinha
      Pages 643-663
    3. Gal Rub, Luba Marderfeld, Raanan Shamir
      Pages 665-681
    4. Sylvie Siminkovitch, Borislav Vladimirov
      Pages 683-703
    5. André Briend, Martha K. Mwangome, James A. Berkley
      Pages 705-721
    6. Teresa Małecka-Massalska, Tomasz Powrózek, Radosław Mlak
      Pages 809-829

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. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 1
  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 2
  1. 1.Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences Research Division, Faculty of Life Science and MedicineKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.School of Life SciencesUniversity of WestminsterLondonUK

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