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Textbook of Nutritional Biochemistry published by Springer Nature launched on April 10, 2024

The “Textbook of Nutritional Biochemistry” published by Springer Nature, was launched on April 10, 2024 in the University of Delhi South Campus.

The textbook is written by the teachers of the University of Delhi for the students of the universities; namely Prof. Darshan Malik (Shivaji College), Dr. Nandita Narayanasamy (Sri Venkateswara College), Dr. V. A. Pratyusha (Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women), Dr. Jayita Thakur (Shivaji College) and Dr. Nimisha Sinha (Sri Venkateswara College).

The event was graced by dignitaries like Padma Shri Prof. S. K. Sopory, former VC, JNU; Prof. Shri Prakash Singh; Director, South Campus; Prof. K C Bansal, former director, NBPGR, Prof. R. S. Sangwan, founder VC, AcSIR and Dr. Naren Aggarwal, Editorial Director, Springer Nature. Various eminent scientists and illustrious personalities like Padma Shri Shovana Narayan were also present for the momentous occasion.

This textbook aims at providing an in-depth understanding of the relationship between diet, nutrients, health, diseases, and drug treatment. This book builds concepts from the very basics of food chemistry to advanced biochemical perspective, making it equally useful to beginners and advanced readers alike.

Additionally, the textbook also covers topics of current interest like nutraceuticals, food, and nutrient interactions; the newly emerging field of the human microbiome, its interdependence on diet and human health as well as the public health concerns which is a looming burden of non-communicable diseases.   Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the book, it would be beneficial to students of various courses like Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Life Sciences, Home Science; Nutrition and Dietetics, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, and Nursing under the NEP syllabi. ​This book is already listed in the syllabi of multiple courses of the University of Delhi under the NEP and is being introduced in other universities as well. The textbook is available on all leading online and offline platforms worldwide.’