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Nutritional Epidemiology

Walter Willett

Abstract

This book is about the complex relationships between diet and risks of important diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. The book starts with an overview of research strategies in nutritional epidemiology—still a relatively new discipline that combines the vast knowledge compiled by nutritionists during this century with the methodologies developed by epidemiologists to study the determinants of diseases with multiple etiologies and long latent periods. A major section is devoted to the methods of dietary assessment using data on food intake, biochemical indicators of diet, and me ... More

Keywords: diet, disease risks, cancer, cardiovascular disease, food intake, body composition, body size, energy, birth defects, nutrition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199754038
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754038.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Walter Willett, author
Harvard School of Public Health

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