Diet Quality

An Evidence-Based Approach, Volume 2

  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Lan-Anh Hunter
  • Vinood B. Patel

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Diseases and Conditions

  3. Eating, Behaviour and Psychology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Sarah J. Woodruff, Rhona M. Hanning
      Pages 89-100
    3. Jodi Cahill Holland, Jeanne H. Freeland-Graves
      Pages 101-114
    4. Ann M. Albertson, Susan M. Wootten
      Pages 127-139
  4. International Perspectives, Public Health Initiatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Anne von Ruesten, Helmut Oberritter
      Pages 153-165
    3. Balagangadhar R. Totapally, Andre Raszynski
      Pages 175-185
    4. Yenory Hernandez-Garbanzo, America Chavez-Martinez
      Pages 199-211
    5. Cristina Palacios, Ivonne Angleró
      Pages 213-224

About this book


Diet quality is a broad term that encapsulates both perceived and actual practices, personal preferences and cultural diversity. Measuring dietary quality can be problematic and includes investigating food types, the number or size of portions or their frequency. Diet quality may also be related to the type of food being ingested, snacking and other eating habits. Manufactured beverages and fast food may also be included as well as microbiological quality and attempts to improve single food items such as meats or vegetables. In this book, Diet Quality: An Evidence-Based Approach, Volume 2 all of the major facets of diet quality in relation to health outcomes are covered. This important new text includes methods for determining diet quality while adopting a holistic approach to impart information on the major areas of concern or knowledge.

Chapters link in measurable indices of health such as obesity, pregnancy outcomes, cancer and cancer outcomes, and mortality. This book represents a diverse set of subject matters and seeks to fill a gap in the literature at a time when there is an increasing awareness that well being is associated with the qualitative nature of diets.  Contributors are authors of international and national standing and emerging fields of science are incorporated. Diet Quality: An Evidence-Based Approach, Volume 2 is a useful new text designed for nutritionists, dietitians, clinicians, epidemiologist, policy makers and health care professionals of various disciplines.


Diet Quality Evidence-based Food Quality Macro-nutrients Micro-nutrients

Editors and affiliations

  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 1
  • Lan-Anh Hunter
    • 2
  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 3
  1. 1.Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, School of MedicineKing's College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Rosemead SurgeryMaidenheadUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical Sciences, School of Life SciencesUniversity of WestminsterLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7314-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7315-2
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