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Description - Neural and Metabolic Control of Macronutrient Intake by Hans-Rudolf Bertoud

Neural and Metabolic Control of Macronutrient Intake systematically discusses the known physiological mechanisms involved in macronutrient selection, including their molecular, genetic and neurochemical aspects. The book is also a critical review of the hypothesis that ingestion of the three nutrients is regulated by separate neural control mechanisms, leaving open the possibility that strategies could be devised to intervene in bodily control systems and alter the proportion of fat in the diet. This reference provides three types of information: First, the basic background of the biochemical and physiological systems as they relate to macronutrient selection. Second, opinions and data concerning to what degree animals and humans show evidence of macronutrient selection. And, third, evidence about how the central nervous system might be involved in the choices animals make among macronutrients.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780849327520
ISBN-10: 0849327520
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 28mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: CRC Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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