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Fundamentals of Human Nutrition: for Students and Practitioners in the Health Sciences [Kindle Edition]

Catherine Geissler , Hilary Powers
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Fundamentals of Human Nutrition is an authoritative overview that will help you understand the complex subject of human nutrition. This book is a digest of material from the highly successful Human Nutrition 11th edition.

‘Fundamentals’ is intended for a wide readership of students and practitioners who need a broad understanding of human nutrition, but for whom an in-depth knowledge is not essential. Students and practitioners of nursing, pharmacy, sports science, dentistry and other allied health professions, as well as the interested lay person, will benefit from its easy-to-follow, concise approach.

  • Covers all key aspects of human nutrition
  • Up to date with current issues
  • Explains the epidemiology of diet and disease
  • Considers factors affecting food production, trade and access
  • Technical terms explained to help the non-specialist
  • Comprehensive glossary aids understanding
  • Key points summarise all chapters

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"The book does exactly what it says on the cover, explaining the fundamentals of human nutrition to those wanting to understand a complex and ever-developing topic." Nursing Older People, July 2010

"If you only read one book on nutrition make sure it is this one." Primary Health Care, July 2010

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2309 KB
  • Print Length: 324 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 1 edition (7 July 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PZE11M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #300,037 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a beginners, but still understandable 15 Feb. 2013
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This is a very well written guide to human nutrition. I bought it because I have an interest in nutrition. However, I did not study science beyond GCSE level, and this showed when reading it, as there are several times i have had to go and google something in the book. It is not an absolute beginners text, but it is very interesting and clear.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The book is as it says, concise straightforward, and very relevant for the changing world of the healthcare environment. I used to be a healthcare assistant, and would recommend it to anyone starting in the care sector for the first time, as I didn't have the luxury of access to such information when I started out 3 years ago.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nutrition 5 Nov. 2013
By shugs
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Bought this to assist with my nutrition course but allot of it is very detailed and a bit complex for me at my level but is still a very good book to refer to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 11 Mar. 2014
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Excellence book. Gives you all the knowlege you require when learning or professional referencing. This is a must have book for anyone who is studying or a nutritionist. .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book 3 Sept. 2013
By Gordon
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Explains clearly and precisely what it says on the cover, a good introduction to the science of human nutrition. A must read for anyone interested in the subject.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy 15 April 2011
A fantastic book, easy to follow and small enough to take anywhere. The book only contains the basic information about nutrition, but it does cover most aspects generally. Overall a good introductory book which doubles up as a reminder if you have read around the subject. A good investment!
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