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The fourth edition of Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease follows the organization established in previous volumes, ie, "Normal Nutrition," "Nutrition in Disease," and "Nutrition in Periods of Physiologic Stress." Each of the 43 chapters is, in essence, a review of a given topic, with primary emphasis on nutritional principles rather than dietetics.
Three new chapters have been added, two under "Normal Nutrition" and one under "Nutrition in Disease." These are (1) "Naturally Occurring Toxic Foods" by Mickelsen and Yang; (2) "Evaluation of Nutrition in Population Groups" by Pearson; and (3) "Nutrition in Brain Function" by Coursin. All are timely, well-written additions to the book.
The rest of the volume has been revised extensively, and 12 new authors are listed. In spite of the expansion in content, the fourth edition contains 20 fewer pages than the previous one, but this was accomplished by increasing the size of the page by
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