Food and Nutritional Supplements

Their Role in Health and Disease

  • Joan K. Ransley
  • Judith K. Donnelly
  • Nicholas W. Read

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Judith K. Donnelly
    Pages 29-44
  3. Anthony Diplock
    Pages 65-79
  4. H. Frank Woods
    Pages 111-118
  5. Colette Shortt, Seppo Salminen, Marcel Roberfroid
    Pages 119-140
  6. Janet Cade, Victoria Burley, Sara Kirk
    Pages 141-155

About this book


Consumer interest in diet and nutritional supplements is increasing dramatically. Patients and members of the public are seeking advice from health professionals, nutritionists and food scientists. This book is designed to meet the needs of those professionals who are called upon to advise patients and the general public. It provides also a valuable text for those who are researchers or decision makers in the food and pharmaceutical industries. The text presents a thorough account of this topical subject and enables the reader to appreciate the functions of nutrients in health and common disease states, to understand the current debates over the roles of nutrients and supplements in the diet, and to answer those questions frequently asked by patients and consumers.


Obst Stoffwechselerkrankungen Vitamin Vitamin B6 alcohol cancer ethics hunger intervention lifestyle metabolic diseases nutrition prevention probiotic probiotics

Editors and affiliations

  • Joan K. Ransley
    • 1
  • Judith K. Donnelly
    • 1
  • Nicholas W. Read
    • 2
  1. 1.Public Health Nutrition Unit Trinity and All SaintsCollege of the University of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.The Centre for Integrated Medicine Institute for General Practice and Primary CareUniversity of Sheffield Northern General HospitalSheffieldUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62598-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56623-3
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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