Opportunities in the Nutrition and Food Sciences

Opportunities in the Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Thanks to increased knowledge about nutrition, many threats to human health have been curbed. But there is much more to be learned. This new volume identifies the most promising opportunities for further progress in basic and clinical research in the biological sciences, food science and technology, and public health. The committee identifies cross-cutting themes as frameworks for investigation and offers a history of nutrition and food science research with nine case studies of accomplishments. The core of the volume identifies research opportunities in areas likely to provide the biggest payoffs in enhancing individual and public health. The volume highlights the importance of technology and instrumentation and covers the spectrum from the effects of neurotransmitters on food selection to the impact of federal food programs on public health. The book also explores the training of nutrition and food scientists. This comprehensive resource will be indispensable to investigators, administrators, and funding decisionmakers in government and industry as well as faculty, students, and interested individuals.Research Challenges and the Next Generation of Investigators Committee on Opportunities in the Nutrition and Food Sciences, ... suggest that obesity has a genetic component, as do studies of the Pima Indians, whose rates of obesity and diabetes are ... peoples who undergo rapid modernization provide strong evidence that changed dietary patterns and lifestyles also ... much more multidisciplinary research into the relationships between food intake, nutritional status, and behavior.

Title:Opportunities in the Nutrition and Food Sciences
Author:Committee on Opportunities in the Nutrition and Food Sciences, Institute of Medicine
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1994-01-15


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