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Handbook of Dairy Foods and Nutrition, Third Edition


ISBN10: 849328284
ISBN13: 9780849328282

Publisher: CRC Press

Price: $109.95
Pages: 432
Publish date: december 2006

Provides the latest research on dairy foods and nutrition Includes an expanded chapter on dairy and selected cancers Features a new chapter on dairy foods and weight management Gives strategies to improve dairy intake for those with lactose intolerance Contains chapters reviewed by nutrition and medical scientists Once again the National Dairy Council has produced the industry reference on the important role of dairy foods in health. Packed with the latest information from the Council's notable scientists, the Handbook of Dairy Foods and Nutrition, Third Edition makes the case for the beneficial role of dairy foods in a variety of conditions and disease states. The handbook begins with a comprehensive overview of the nutritional content and benefits of milk and milk products including cheese and yogurt. The authors explain the effects of dairy intake on cardiovascular health and hypertension. The Dairy Council continues its research review by providing the most up-to-date information on the relationship between dairy intake and colon, breast, and prostate cancers. An entirely new chapter is devoted to addressing recent research about the role of dairy foods in weight management. Supporting the age-old advice that milk gives you strong bones and teeth, this handbook has chapters examining the evidentiary relationship between dairy intake and bone and dental health. A full chapter addresses the condition of lactose digestion, distinguishing lactose intolerance from lactose maldigestion, as well as providing research-based strategies to improve milk tolerance. A summary of dairy's contribution to health throughout the life cycle from childhood and adolescence into adulthood and old age, rounds out this latest installment of the Dairy Council's authoritative reference on the importance of dairy foods in the American diet. Continuing to provide state-of-the-art information on dairy products and nutrition, the Handbook of Dairy Foods and Nutrition, Third Edition is a useful resource for nutrition scientists, dietitians and other health professionals, educators, dairy researchers, and the food industry.