So where can the interested layperson turn for information? Where do professionals dealing with nutritional questions, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, teachers, etc.—who often have little or no nutritional training—turn for easily accessible, reliable, up-to-date, and comprehensive information? Where can dietitians and nutritionists quickly look up scientifically sound and up-to-date information about a particular nutritional topic?
This is where the Pocket Atlas of Nutrition comes in. It provides well-presented basic knowledge and presents the state of the art of nutritional science today. Of course, it cannot provide the in-depth approach of textbooks of nutrition, nutritional medicine, and related fields. We are hoping, though, that the compact presentation of knowledge typical of Thieme’s Pocket Atlas series will provide the reader with quick insights and a relatively easy to obtain overview. If the book raises in the reader a skeptical attitude toward quickly drawn conclusions, that was our intent.
Recent advances in molecular biology have allowed nutritional science to advance rapidly, and the information resulting from this research is increasingly complex. Yet, even most recent research findings have been included in these chapters, sometimes still marked as open questions.
Nutritional science remains a work in progress. In tune with the latest concerns about public health, this edition includes several new chapters on preventive nutrition and more emphasis has been placed on nutritional medicine.
Hans Konrad Biesalski. M.D., Professor, Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition Sciences, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
Peter Grimm. Ph.D., Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition Sciences, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
ISBN 1-58890-238-2 (TNY)
Approved by Maria