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The Penguin Encyclopaedia of Nutrition - John Yudkin

Viking, 1985, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.

From the cover: “NUTRITION is far more than a discussion of protein, vitamins and other nutrients, and which foods contain them. It involves everything that concerns people and their food, so that it deals with food supplies and population and with food distribution and preservation, as well as with the functions of the nutrients and the effects of too little and too much. This encyclopaedia acknowledges this wide field, and explains what we know about nutrition clearly, simply and accurately and in the author’s typically attractive style. It is packed with a mass of scientific material which is invaluable to students of nutrition or of any related subject. The information is enlivened with fascinating snippets of general interest which are useful, often amusing, and, in some cases, controversial. Many of the popular theories of nutrition are put firmly in perspective for a society obsessed with diet and health. See, for example, the entries on Food additives and Food. Those wedded to the notion that all vegetable oils can be eaten with impunity should look at the entry on Coconut. Many commonly held views on the role of calcium in the diet may be revised after reading the section about Calcium. The thousands constantly preoccupied with ‘slimming’, or ‘dieting’ as it has now become known, should take a close look at Yudkin’s observations in entries such as Appetite, Anorectic agents, Anorexia nervosa, Dietary instinct, Fibre and Obesity, and sceptics of the condition known as Cellulite may like to share the view that ‘Cellulite is the French word for fat!’”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 431
ISBN: 0670801119

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