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Dietary Sugars and Health

Edited by Michael I. Goran, Luc Tappy, Kim-Anne Lê, Stanley Ulijaszek

CRC Press – 2014 – 436 pages

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Description

Dietary sugars, fructose in particular, have potential roles in obesity and metabolic diseases. This book is the first comprehensive treatment presenting all aspects of dietary sugars as they relate to health and disease, from historical perspectives to public health policies. Sections focus on the classification and production of sugars, social and economic aspects of sugars, physiology and metabolism of dietary sugars, and sugar and public health. Each chapter features a concise, thorough summary of current knowledge, including an overview of cutting-edge research, controversies, and future perspectives.

Contents

Historical perspective and population trends in sugar consumption

Section 1. Classification and production of Sugars

Sucrose production and refinement

High fructose corn syrup

Other caloric sweeteners (maltodextrins, glucose syrup, sugar alcohols)

Liquid products: soft drinks, energy drinks, milk formula

Solid products: confectionary, desserts

Natural sources: fruits, honey

Artificial non-caloric sweeteners and effects on health

Section 2: Social & Economic Aspects of Sugar

Historical archaeology of sugar cultivation

Sugar and colonialism

The social meaning of sugar

Political economy of sugar consumption

Global trade policy

Section 3. Physiology and Metabolism of Dietary Sugars

Sugar metabolism

Sugar digestion and absorption

Sugars and metabolic disorders in animal models

Sugars and metabolic disorders in human models

Sugar metabolism during development

Sugars in breastmilk and effects on infant metabolism

Controlled feeding studies of sugar on metabolism

Sugars and satiety

Sugars in the brain

Addictive effects of sugars

Sugars and physical performance

Genetic and epigenetic effects of sugars including gene*diet interactions

Section 4. Sugar and Public Health

Sugar consumption patterns and sugar requirements

Sugars, obesity and chronic diseases in children

Sugars, obesity and chronic diseases in adults

Sugar and dental health

Sugars and cardiovascular and kidney disease

Sugars and liver disease

Health effects of lactose/galactose

Neighborhood and effects of the built environment

Global patterns in sugar and disease risk

Sugar and food labeling

Public health policy implications related to sugars

Sugar, subsidies and marketing to children in schools

Related Subjects

  1. Nutrition
  2. Endocrinology

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Description: Edited by Michael I. Goran, Luc Tappy, Kim-Anne Lê, Stanley Ulijaszek. Dietary sugars, fructose in particular, have potential roles in obesity and metabolic diseases. This book is the first comprehensive treatment presenting all aspects of dietary sugars as they relate to health and disease, from historical perspectives to...
Categories: Nutrition, Endocrinology