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Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods

ISBN: 978-1-4051-7218-9
256 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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The study of nutritional supplements has become increasingly important within orthodox establishments throughout the world, and as the market for these products continues to grow, so does the need for comprehensive scientifically sound information about the products, their properties s and potent6ial health effects. Geoffrey P. Webb, in this exciting and most useful new book, not only looks at the accepted uses of dietary supplements, such as the us of fish oils in the prevention of heart disease and arthritis, but also explores the wider picture, identifying common themes and principles or particular categories of supplements. Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods provides an excellent introductory text on this fascinating subject.

  • Written with a strategic overview approach applied to each chapter
  • Evidence-based assessment of supplements and their contribution to the prevention and treatment of disease
  • Detailed discussion on individual supplements and functional foods including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and probiotics

An invaluable source of reference for students and professionals in nutrition, dietetics, nutritional therapy, food science and technology and other health profession including nursing, pharmacy and pharmacology. Personnel within food and pharmaceutical companies involved with supplement and functional food development and all libraries in institutions where this subject is studies and taught will find this book an important additional to their shelves.

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Preface.

1. An overview of dietary supplements and functional foods.

2. An overview of micronutrient adequacy.

3. The individual vitamins.

4. The minerals.

5. Free radicals and antioxidants.

6. Natural fats and oils.

7. Non-essential nutrients that are used as dietary supplements.

8. Natural products and extracts.

9. Functional foods.

10. References.

Index.

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Dr Geoffrey P. Webb is senior lecturer in Nutrition/Physiology in the School of Health & Bioscience, Univerity of East London, UK.
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  • Written with a strategic overview approach applied to each chapter
  • Evidence based assessment of supplements and their contribution to the prevention and treatment of disease
  • Detailed discussion on individual supplements and functional foods including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and probiotics
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    The British Dietetic Association, Volume 19, Issue 4, August 2006

    “…the strength of his book still lies in providing a concise overview of substances to be used in supplements and functional foods. The succinct chapter on natural products and extracts is very valuable and up-to-date. I would recommend this book as a reference to students from a variety of health-related disciplines. Also, dietitians and health practitioners could update their general knowledge on dietary supplements and function foods. For scientists, the book is an attractive source of basic information in a concise format.” Reviewed by Nynke de Jong, The British Dietetic Association, Volume 19, Issue 4, August 2006

    “The additional value of the book compared with a standard book of reference lies in the valuable synopsis material applicable to dietary supplements, especially the natural products and extracts, and functional foods.” Reviewed by Nynke de Jong, The British Dietetic Association, Volume 19, Issue 4, August 2006

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