Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine
ISSN: 1303 - 2968   
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NUTRITION AND FITNESS: CULTURAL, GENETIC AND METABOLIC ASPECTS Selected Proceedings of the International Congress and Exhibition on Nutrition, Fitness and Health, Shanghai, November 30 to December 2, 2006
Editors: Artemis P. Simopoulos
Bibliographic:  ISBN-10: 3805585306, ISBN-13: 978-3805585309; S Karger AG, Basel, Switzerland, 2008; £114.35, 260 pages, hardcover
Subjects:  physiology, nutrition, metabolism, fitness and relevant pathologies
Reviewed by: Fadil Ozyener MD, PhD, Uludag University Medical School, Bursa, Turkey
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The book presents selected papers from the International Congress and Exhibition on Nutrition, Fitness and Health held in Shanghai, China from November 30 to December 2, 2006
This volume is designed to update interested parties on the nutrition and fitness issues from the cultural, genetic and metabolic point of views
Obviously; dieticians, nutritionists, geneticists and exercise physiologists will be interested in these proceedings since the book covers broadly their field. Then again; health care providers, historians, general practitioners and scientists in industry and government might benefit as well
The book starts with a keynote presentation on nutrition, fitness and the concept of positive health from ancient times to the present. Subsequently papers focusing on the role of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in health and disease follow. Other topics addressed are non-conventional genetic risk factors for cardiovascular disease; the impact of the APO E genotype on health, nutrition and fitness; nutrition in the prevention of chronic disease; and, the connection between exercise and obesity. The formation is concluded by the papers on nutritional risk factors for gastrointestinal cancers, Mediterranean diets as a global resource in health and disease, and the role of politics and politicians on the relevant issues
It is safe to say that this volume represent a helpful source for anybody who is involved with Nutrition, Fitness and Health in one way or another
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