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Food and Nutrition: Medical Nursing and Allied Sciences

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ISBN: 9788123914473
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The textbook on "Food and Nutrition" has been written for the students of Medical, Nursing and Allied Sciences keeping in mind the syllabi of different universities in India. The text has been presented in a lucid manner and divided into 21 Chapters beginning with the Introduction to the Science of Nutrition.

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    It is followed by Digestion and Absorption of Macronutrients, their Chemistry and Metabolism, and Recommended Dietary Allowances. Requirements during the specific period of life, during exercise and sports activities, and during some common disorders have been discussed thereafter. Nutritive Value of Foods, Assessment of the Nutrition Status, Nutrition Support, Malnutrition and Eating Disorders have been discussed in the next four chapters. Food Superstitions and Faddism, Food Safety, and Food Cost Marketing have been described thereafter. In the end, Definitions of some of the terms have been given. The data concerning dietary requirements have been presented in the Indian context and compiled from the work of the Indian Experts. The data regarding nutritive value of foods have been compiled from Indian as well as Foreign Experts. Besides B.Sc. Nursing, I am sure the book will help and provide an elementary but up to date knowledge about basic concepts of nutrition to all those studying Nutrition in M.B.B.S., B.D.S., Home Science, and Nutrition and Dietetics Courses as well as to those who are to acquire a preliminary knowledge in Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry.

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    Publisher CBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd
    Binding Paperback
    Size 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7
    Year 2007
    Edition 1st Edition
    Pages 222
    Author Lal Harbans
    About the Author

    Dr. Harbans Lal, working as Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, has more than 30 years of experience teaching Biochemistry including Nutrition to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Pt. B.D. Sharma Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak (Haryana). He has published nearly 120 research papers and review articles relating to different topics in Biochemistry and on Nutrition in several National and International Journals of repute. He has also supervised a large number of Ph.D. and M.D. students and written 5 textbooks.

    Dr. Lal has also worked as Visiting Faculty at Louisiana State University Medical Centre, New Orleans, USA; Department of Biosciences, M.D. University, Rohtak, and Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha. He is a life member of the Nutrition Society of India (NSI), Association of the Chemical Biochemists of India (ACBI), and Laboratory Animal Scientists Association (LASA). He has also been a Vice President of the ACBI and the Convenor of the NSI Rohtak Chapter. Dr. Harbans Lal is a recipient of several National and International Awards, viz. Nutrition Society of India Young Scientist's Award for Experimental Nutrition; World Health Organization (WHO) Fellowship Award for Laboratory Quality Control Standardization; Doctorate-cum-Hon. Fellowship of the International Academy of Ophthalmology, Belgium; Fellowship of the ACBI; and Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital Oration Award of the ACBI.

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