Table of contents

  1. Gilles Mithieux, Fabienne Rajas, Amandine Gautier-Stein, Maud Soty
  2. Sania Masoud, Purnima Menon, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
  3. María Eugenia Ciminari, María Verónica Pérez Chaca, Silvina Mónica Álvarez, Verónica Silvina Biaggio, Nidia Noemí Gómez
  4. Eloy Salinas, María Eugenia Ciminari, Chaca María Verónica Pérez, Nidia Noemí Gómez
  5. Ana Isabel Martín, Asunción López-Calderón
  6. Secil Erbil-Bilir, Devrim Gozuacik, Ozlem Kutlu
  7. Mikael Norman, Peter Ueda
  8. Teresa Małecka-Massalska, Tomasz Powrózek, Radosław Mlak
  9. Wensheng Pan, Xiaoge Geng, Chenjing Zhang
  10. Michael S. Boyne, Patrice Francis-Emmanuel, Ingrid A. Tennant, Debbie S. Thompson, Terrence E. Forrester
  11. Biagio Solarino, Michael Tsokos, Giancarlo Di Vella, Lucia Tattoli
  12. Hamza El Hadi, Roberto Vettor, Marco Rossato
  13. Sofine Heilskov, Christian Vestergaard, Mette Soendergaard Deleuran

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 Embedded within the deficiency states is acute restriction whereby food is withdrawn completely for short periods, as when individuals are adhering to religious requirements or undergoing surgical procedures.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 LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Clinical BiochemistryUniversity of WestminsterWestminsterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40007-5