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December 14, 1984

Living Nutrition

Author Affiliations

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

JAMA. 1984;252(22):3190-3191. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350220088049

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Nutrition: An Integrated Approach, by Ruth L. Pike and Myrtle L. Brown, ed 3; 1,068 pp, with illus, $39.95, New York, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1984.

Living Nutrition, by Stare and McWilliams, is an attractively printed, well-illustrated (and decorated) book designed for the beginning undergraduate or ancillary health worker. Yet it carries full weight, a good 3 lb, and contains more than 600 pages of text, appendices, and indexes, including a most useful 30-page table of food values.

Each topic is introduced in the form of a question, such as "What Mechanisms Control Water Balance?" and "Can People be Persuaded to Change Their Dietary Patterns?" Each section is followed by a list of study suggestions, a series of self-test questions, and an indication of the answers. The scope of this book goes beyond basic dietetic nutrition and even clinical nutrition, to include community nutrition and international nutrition as well.