Food, Diet and Obesity (Woodhead Publishing Series in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition) 1st Edition
The global obesity epidemic is arguably the most serious health issue facing the food industry today. Food manufacturers are under increasing pressure over both the degree to which they are seen as contributing to the problem and the role they should play in solving it. Drawing on the expertise of many of the world’s leading experts in this area, Food, diet, and obesity summarises the key research on the links between obesity and diet. Topics discussed include trends in obesity, the evidence behind popular diets and meal replacers, the effectiveness of fat and sugar replacers in food, emerging issues such as the value of the glycemic index, protein content and calcium in weight control, and potential functional food targets and ingredients for weight control.