Nutrition and Behavior

Editor/Author Worobey, J., Tepper, B. and Kanarek, R.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: CABI

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ISBN: 978-1-78-064444-8
Category: Food, Drink, Nutrition
Image Count: 40
Book Status: Available
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The relationship between nutrition and behaviour is bi-directional in nature, with nutritional factors able to affect 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 behaviour may determine nutritional choices or status through peer modelling and poor dietary habits.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • 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