Role of Fats in Human Nutrition

Author: Gerard Meurant
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080984371
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Dietary fats and carbohydrates represent some eighty to ninety percent of food energy uptake in man; fatty acids play a critical role in human development, health and disease. In affluent populations high fat consumption contributes to heart disease, obesity and type II diabetes mellitus, while in non-affluent groups, the generally poor nutritional state found in young children can be partially attributed to a low fat intake. This book reviews our current understanding of essential fatty acids and their role in human nutrition. The topics addressed include the analysis of dietary fatty acids, dietary fats and fish oils in health and in the prevention of heart disease, linoleic acid in the treatment of diabetes, and the role of essential fatty acids in early human development.

Functional Dietary Lipids

Author: Thomas Sanders
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
ISBN: 1782422579
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Functional Dietary Lipids: Food Formulation, Consumer Issues and Innovation for Health discusses this important component of the human diet and the ways it plays an essential functional role in many foods. The book covers the functionality and nutritional benefits of dietary fat in food in terms of formulation, manufacturing, and innovation for health. After an introduction by the editor reviewing the role of fats in the human diet, the book discusses the chemistry of edible fats, manufacturing issues, including the replacement of trans-fatty acids in food, fat reformulation for calorie reduction, thermal stability of fats, and the flavor and functional texture and melting characteristics of fats in food. Subsequent chapters address the effect of dietary lipid intake on various health issues and the potential health benefits of bioactive compounds in dietary lipids, with final sections discussing issues that affect the consumer relationship with fat, such as regulation, marketing, and health claims. Comprehensively examines the functionality and nutritional benefits of dietary fat in food Discusses the chemistry of edible fats, manufacturing issues, including the replacement of trans fatty acids in food, fat reformulation for calorie reduction, thermal stability of fats, and more Considers manufacturing issues of dietary fat in foods Addresses issues affecting the consumer relationship with fat, such as regulation, marketing, and health claims

Fats and Oils Handbook Nahrungsfette und le

Author: Michael Bockisch
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128043555
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This book acknowledges the importance of fats and oils and surveys today's state-of-the-art technology. To pursue food technology without knowing the raw material would mean working in a vacuum. This book describes the raw materials predominantly employed and the spectrum of processes used today. It is the updated and revised English version of Nahrungsfette und Ole, originally printed in German. It contains 283 tables, 647+ figures, and over 850 references. "If you can afford only one book on oils and fats, their composition, processing and use, then this should probably be the one!" Presents details on the composition, chemistry, and processes of the major fats and oils used today Includes hundreds of illustrations and tables, making the concepts easier to read and grasp Acknowledges the importance of fats and oils offers details on relevant technologies

Fats and Oils in Human Nutrition

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251036211
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In their efforts to improve nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health Organization convene expert consultations to provide advice to developing and developed countries. Fats and Oils in Human Nutrition: report of a joint expert consultation reviews the most recent scientific information on this crucial topic and presents the experts' recommendations. Key issues which may influence consumption, health, food production and processing, food marketing and nutrition education are discussed. The report contains recommendations about desirable minimum and maximum intakes of fats; maternal and infant nutrition; essential fatty acids; saturated, unsaturated and isomeric fatty acids; antioxidants; and scientific and programmatic needs. An extensive bibliography is included.

Processing and Nutrition of Fats and Oils

Author: Ernesto M. Hernandez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0813827671
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Processing and Nutrition of Fats and Oils reviews current and new practices of fats and oils production. The book examines the different aspects of fats and oils processing, how the nutritional properties are affected, and how fats interact with other components and nutrients in food products. Coverage includes current trends in the consumption of edible fats and oils; properties of fats, oils and bioactive lipids; techniques to process and modify edible oils; nutritional aspects of lipids; and regulatory aspects, labeling and certifications of fats and oils in foods. To address the issues of processing and nutrition in a focused and coordinated manner, the book is co-written by three authors with strong expertise in lipid chemistry, processing and nutrition who are in the forefront of the current issues of bioactive lipids as they apply to foods. The book will be of interest to anybody involved in oil processing and food formulations, from students taking lipids courses in universities to nutritionists dealing with diet requirements and food labeling to food chemists using lipids and nutrigenomics to design new food formulations. Processing and Nutrition of Fats and Oils presents comprehensive and coordinated information on oils and fat properties as they relate to foods, ensuring a thorough understanding of the nature of fats and the roles they play in our food supply.

Molecular Basis Of Human Nutrition

Author: Tom Sanders
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420023220
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Molecular Basis of Human Nutrition focuses on the metabolic basis of human nutrition, detailing recent knowledge and research in this field. It explains the biochemical functions of the essential nutrients and the physiological consequences of deficient and excessive intakes. These are described within the context of normal human diets and requirements for health. Although this book is about human nutrition, in some instances there are comparisons with and examples of other mammalian species to facilitate understanding of the principles. Molecular Basis of Human Nutrition is the only book to cover this particular subject and will prove very popular with both students and lecturers alike.