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Cover for Nutrition and behavior: a multidisciplinary approach.

This book illustrates how food and the act of eating touches the everyday lives of individuals, including nearly every aspect of human behaviour and development. It assists in recognizing the associations that current scientific evidence concerning nutrition and behaviour suggests are likely true,...

Author(s)
Worobey, J.; Tepper, B. J.; Kanarek, R. B.; D'Anci, K. E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996745)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dietary sugar and behavior.

This chapter defines what nutritionists mean when they use the term 'sugar', discusses the metabolism of sugar, provides information on how much sugar is found in foods, examines how much sugar is being consumed by Americans and, in the main part of the chapter, explores the effect of sugar on...

Author(s)
D'Anci, K. E.; Kanarek, R. B.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996745)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Caffeine, the methylxanthines and behavior.

This chapter presents a brief history of coffee, tea and chocolate; discusses the sources of caffeine; presents trends in coffee, tea and chocolate consumption; discusses the metabolism and neurophysiological effects of methylxanthines and caffeine; and examines the occurrence of caffeine...

Author(s)
D'Anci, K. E.; Kanarek, R. B.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996745)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Alcohol, brain functioning and behavior.

This chapter examines the paradox of alcohol intake reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, and the association of excessive alcohol intake with detrimental physiological and behavioural outcomes. It discusses the interaction of alcohol and nutrition, the effects of alcohol intake on brain...

Author(s)
Kanarek, R. B.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996745)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Short-term effects of nutrition on behavior: neurotransmitters.

This chapter briefly discusses the physiological effects food intake has on behaviour, mood, sleep, cravings. Of particular interest are the interaction between food intake and the production, secretion and/or metabolism of serotonin, acetylcholine, dopamine, norepinephrine and tyrosine.

Author(s)
Worobey, J.; Kanarek, R. B.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996745)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for B vitamins, the central nervous system and behavior.

This chapter examines how vitamin B deficiencies may be linked to cognitive, motor and affective developmental delay. The functions, requirements, dietary sources, and clinical effects of inadequate intake, and adverse effects and toxicity of thiamin, niacin, pyridoxine, cobalamin and folic acid.

Author(s)
Tepper, B. J.; Kanarek, R. B.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996745)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

An introduction to how food and the act of eating touches the everyday lives of individuals, including nearly every aspect of human behaviour and development is provided. A historical perspective to the association between food intake and human behavior is also given.

Author(s)
Worobey, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996745)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dietary supplements, mental performance and behavior.

This chapter begins by defining what a dietary supplement is and continues with a discussion on the functions and uses of 2 general classes of dietary supplements: antioxidant vitamins and minerals; and herbs and botanicals. The safety, efficacy and reported health benefits of dietary supplements...

Author(s)
Tepper, B. J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996745)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Research methods and analytic strategies.

In this chapter the most common approaches to conducting research in the area of nutrition and behaviour are outlined. Experimental and correlational strategies are discussed together with the proper identification of independent and dependent variables.

Author(s)
Worobey, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996745)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behavioral aspects of overweight and obesity.

This chapter discusses the history, diagnosis, prevalence, sociological aspects, physiological consequences, psychological characteristics, aetiology (including influences related to energy intake and expenditure), treatment (nutritional, pharmacological, surgical and lifestyle modification), and...

Author(s)
Worobey, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996745)
Type
Book chapter