on December 11, 2000
Amidst the fanciful claims for the health impact of diets and nutritional supplements some reason and science must prevail. In "Nutritional Epidemiology", Walter Willett has updated the substantial contribution to this task made by the 1st edition of his book. Topics covered include approaches to diet assessment in individuals and populations, pitfalls of diet questionaires and other measures of nutritional status and the evidence for a role of diet in a range of disease states. This comprehensive review of the art and science of dietary assessment is of great value to readers from a broad range of scientific and medical backgrounds.