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Nutritional Epidemiology

Walter C. Willett

Abstract

This book is intended to increase understanding of the complex relationships between diet and the major diseases of western civilization, such as cancer and atherosclerosis. The book starts with an overview of research strategies in nutritional epidemiology—a relatively new discipline which combines the knowledge compiled by nutritionists during this century with the methodology developed by epidemiologists to study the determinants of disease with multiple etiologies and long latent periods. A major part of the book is devoted to methods of dietary assessment using data on food intake, bioche ... More

Keywords: diet and diseases, cancer, atherosclerosis, dietary assessment, food intake, biochemical indicators, body size, energy intake

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195122978
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122978.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Walter C. Willett, author
Harvard School of Public Health