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The Resource The Mediterranean diet : health and science, Richard Hoffman and Mariette Gerber

The Mediterranean diet : health and science, Richard Hoffman and Mariette Gerber

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The Mediterranean diet : health and science
Title
The Mediterranean diet
Title remainder
health and science
Statement of responsibility
Richard Hoffman and Mariette Gerber
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Mediterranean Diet: Health and Science is a must-have introduction to the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, and the epidemiological and experimental evidence that underpins these benefits. This book is a timely and accessible account of the Mediterranean diet for nutritionists and dietitians. It discusses the Mediterranean diet in the light of recent developments in nutritional biochemistry, disease mechanisms and the epidemiological studies, and also provides advice on nutrition policies and interventions. Recent large-scale epidemiological studies have confirmed the pre-eminence of the Mediterranean diet for reducing the risk of primary and secondary heart disease and cancer. There is also increasingly convincing evidence for its protective value against diabetes, dementias and other age-related diseases, and for increasing overall longevity. The importance of the Mediterranean diet was recently highlighted by its inclusion in UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The Mediterranean Diet: Health and Science opens with an overview of the Mediterranean diet, followed by a survey of the latest epidemiological evidence for its health benefits. There is detailed nutritional information on olive oil, wine, fish, fruit and vegetables, and other components of the Mediterranean diet, and this information is used to explain how the diet protects against a range of age-related diseases. The book emphasizes the importance of understanding the Mediterranean diet in its totality by discussing the evidence for beneficial interactions between various components of the diet. There are also discussions of how agricultural practices, as well as food preparation and cooking techniques, influence the nutritional quality of the diet. The book concludes by discussing the social context in which the Mediterranean diet is eaten, and public health issues associated with adopting a Mediterranean diet, especially in the context of more northerly countries
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DLC
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1957-
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Hoffman, Richard
Dewey number
613.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RM216
LC item number
.H685 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gerber, Mariette
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  • Nutrition
  • Cooking, Mediterranean
  • Biochemistry
  • Diet therapy
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diets
  • Diet, Mediterranean
  • Food
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Label
The Mediterranean diet : health and science, Richard Hoffman and Mariette Gerber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Overview -- Section 1: Constituents. Constituents and physiological effects of Mediterranean plant foods ; Influences of the supply chain on the composition of Mediterranean plant foods ; Influences of food preparation and bioavailability on nutritional value ; Guide to the composition of Mediterranean plant foods ; Olive oil and other fats ; Wine and other drinks -- Section 2: Health effects. Epidemiological methods ; General mechanisms for disease prevention ; Metabolic disorders ; Cardiovascular diseases ; Cancers ; Neurological and other disorders ; Public health issues -- Section 3: Appendices. Appendix 1. Abbreviations ; Appendix 2. Epidemiological studies
Control code
ocn729064966
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 402 p.
Isbn
9781444330021
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011021992
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)729064966
Label
The Mediterranean diet : health and science, Richard Hoffman and Mariette Gerber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Overview -- Section 1: Constituents. Constituents and physiological effects of Mediterranean plant foods ; Influences of the supply chain on the composition of Mediterranean plant foods ; Influences of food preparation and bioavailability on nutritional value ; Guide to the composition of Mediterranean plant foods ; Olive oil and other fats ; Wine and other drinks -- Section 2: Health effects. Epidemiological methods ; General mechanisms for disease prevention ; Metabolic disorders ; Cardiovascular diseases ; Cancers ; Neurological and other disorders ; Public health issues -- Section 3: Appendices. Appendix 1. Abbreviations ; Appendix 2. Epidemiological studies
Control code
ocn729064966
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 402 p.
Isbn
9781444330021
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011021992
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)729064966

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