Nutrition and Behavior Edition 2

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Paperback
October 2015
9781780644455
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    8th October 2015
  • ISBN 9781780644455
  • Language English
  • Pages 272 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
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$66.95
Hardback
October 2015
9781780644448
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    8th October 2015
  • ISBN 9781780644448
  • Language English
  • Pages 272 pp.
  • Size 7.5" x 9.625"
  • Request Exam Copy
$210.05

The relationship between nutrition and behavior is bi-directional in nature, with nutritional factors capable of affecting activity and disposition and behavior impacting diet and food intake. This book reviews these links, starting with their complex, neurobiological basis such as in the case of folate deficiency and cognitive decline. It also illustrates how behavior may determine nutritional choices or status through peer modeling and poor dietary habits. Micronutrients and eating disorders are then critically addressed with a review of current research methods and results before extra-nutritional influencers on behavior such as caffeine, herbal supplements, and alcohol are discussed in the final section.

1: Introduction
2: Concepts and Models in Nutrition and Behavior
3: Research Methods and Analytic Strategies
4: Direct Effects of Nutrition on Behavior: Brain-Behavior Connections
5: Short-term Effects of Nutrition on Behavior: Neurotransmitters
6: Effects of Chronic and Acute Forms of Undernutrition
7: B Vitamins, the Central Nervous System, and Behavior
8: Minerals, the Central Nervous System, and Behavior
9: Dietary Supplements and Mental Functioning
10: Bio-behavioral and Psychosocial Influences on Food Selection
11: Dietary Sugar and Behavior
12: Caffeine, the Methylxanthines, and Behavior
13: Alcohol, Brain Functioning, and Behavior
14: Eating Disorder Syndromes: Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
15: Behavioral Aspects of Overweight and Obesity

John Worobey

John Worobey is at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.

Beverly J. Tapper

Beverly J. Tapper is at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.

Robin B. Kanarek

Robin B. Kanarek is at Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA.