Analysis in Nutrition Research: Principles of Statistical Methodology and Interpretation of the Results describes, in a comprehensive manner, the methodologies of quantitative analysis of data originating specifically from nutrition studies. The book summarizes various study designs in nutrition research, research hypotheses, the proper management of dietary data, and analytical methodologies, with a specific focus on how to interpret the results of any given study. In addition, it provides a comprehensive overview of the methodologies used in study design and the management and analysis of collected data, paying particular attention to all of the available, modern methodologies and techniques.
Users will find an overview of the recent challenges and debates in the field of nutrition research that will define major research hypotheses for research in the next ten years. Nutrition scientists, researchers and undergraduate and postgraduate students will benefit from this thorough publication on the topic.
- Provides a comprehensive presentation of the various study designs applied in nutrition research
- Contains a parallel description of statistical methodologies used for each study design
- Presents data management methodologies used specifically in nutrition research
- Describes methodologies using both a theoretical and applied approach
- Illustrates modern techniques in dietary pattern analysis
- Summarizes current topics in the field of nutrition research that will define major research hypotheses for research in the next ten years
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PART 1. Analysis in Nutrition Research 1. Study design in observational settings 2. Study design in experimental settings 3. Collection and management of dietary data 4. Dietary pattern analysis 5. Statistical analysis of retrospective health and nutrition data 6. Statistical analysis of prospective health and nutrition data 7. Meta-analysis of nutrition studies 8. Principles of research publication
PART 2. Challenges in Nutrition Science 9. Mediterranean diet a health-protective dietary pattern for modern times 10. Carbohydrates consumption and weight management 11. Polyphenol and antioxidant rich diets in chronic disease prevention 12. Management of low-grade inflammation through healthy dietary choices 13. Human gut microbiota in health prevention and diet interactions 14. Alcoholic drink consumption as part of a healthy diet 15. Hydration and health 16. Diet, healthy ageing and cognitive function 17. Diet and bone health 18. Diet and lung health
Dr. George Pounis earned his PhD from Maastricht University, The Netherlands. For ten years and through private practice, he has been designing dietary plans for individuals and groups. He has served as a researcher in academia for the development and conduction of epidemiological and clinical studies in Greece and Italy (Agricultural University of Athens, Harokopio University of Athens, Hellenic Health Foundation, Fondazione di ricerca e cura Giovanni Paolo II, Catholic University, Italy, IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed, Italy). His research on the Mediterranean diet and its food and nutrient components has been presented in several international congresses, and he is an author of 35 scientific papers published in peer reviewed international journals. He has also been acting as a Reviewer for several scientific journals, including the International Journal of Cancer, British Journal of Nutrition, and the International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition.