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ABC of Nutrition, 4th Edition

A. Stewart Truswell

ISBN: 978-1-444-31422-9 July 2010 BMJ Books 152 Pages


This well established ABC has been updated with new charts, illustrations and guidelines on aspects of nutrition which affect heart disease, blood pressure, chronic diseases such as diabetes and some types of cancer. The book also contains the most current nutritional recommendations for pregnancy and infant feeding as well as advice for children and adults young and old. With chapters covering nutritional deficiencies in both developing and affluent countries as well as eating disorders and obesity, this latest edition has worldwide relevance.


1 Reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.

2 Diet and blood pressure.

3 Nutritional advice for some other chronic diseases.

4 Nutrition for pregnancy.

5 Infant feeding.

6 Children and adolescents.

7 Adults young and old.

8 Malnutrition in developing countries.

9 Other nutritional deficiencies in affluent communities.

10 Vitamins and some minerals.

11 Overweight and obesity.

12 Measuring nutrition.

13 Therapeutic diets.

14 Food poisoning (Patrick G Wall, Ciara E O’Reilly).

15 Food sensitivity.

16 Processing food.

17 Nutritional support (Nigel Reynolds, Christopher R Pennington).

18 Some principles.


"Almost everyone will find something new. It is a pleasure to recommend this book" - Trends in Food Science and Technology

"One of the most usable, concise, clearly written, and unambiguous sources of information about the science and practice of nutrition."

"Ranks as one of the most concise, well written, and useful books for those healthcare professionals who want to know how nutrition should best be practiced."
Nutrition and Dietetics (2004) 61:2