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Perspectives in nutrition

Author: Gordon M Wardlaw; Jeffrey S Hampl; Robert A DiSilvestro
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Perspectives in Nutrition, Seventh Edition, is an introductory nutrition text appropriate for the majors and mixed-majors nutrition courses. This student-focused text presents the major concepts in nutrition including the body's use of food nutrients and diet planning throughout the life cycle. The text places special emphasis on the application of nutrition principles in everyday life by exploring the health  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon M Wardlaw; Jeffrey S Hampl; Robert A DiSilvestro
ISBN: 0072442123 9780072442120 0071215182 9780071215183 0072921633 9780072921632
OCLC Number: 51728686
Description: xxviii, 752, [78] pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Preface to the Instructor --
Preface to the Student --
1. What Nourishes You? --
Expert Opinion: Junk foods of junk diets? --
2. The Basis of a Healthy Diet --
Nutrition Perspective: What's on the label?[s.n.] --
3. Carbohydrates --
Expert Opinion: The value of intense sweeteners --
4. Lipids --
Expert Opinion: Women and heart disease --
5. Proteins --
Expert Opinion: A close look at soybeans --
6. Digestion and Absorption --
Expert Opinion: Gastroquackery --
7. Metabolism --
Expert Opinion: Molecular biology in nutrition --
8. Energy Balance --
Expert Opinion: Do carbohydrates turn into fat? --
9. Weight Control --
Expert Opinion: Very-low-calorie diets in the treatment of obesity --
10. Nutrition for Fitness --
Expert Opinion: What can a physically active lifestyle promise? --
11. Eating Disorders --
Expert Opinion: Eating disorders --
12. The Fat-Soluble Vitamins --
Expert Opinion: Given current information, should healthy Americans take antioxidant supplements? --
13. The Water-Soluble Vitamins --
Expert Opinion: Some mysteries surrounding vitamin B-6 --
14. Water and the Major Minerals --
Expert Opinion: Calcium: an under-consumed essential nutrient --
15. The Trace Minerals. Expert Opinion: Chromium: charlatans' delight or nutritionists' concern? --
16. Pregnancy and Lactation --
Expert Opinion: Human milk: the ecologically sound way to feed an infant --
17. Infants, Children, and Teenagers --
Expert Opinion: Helping children to eat well --
18. The Adult Years --
Expert Opinion: What should I eat to live longer? --
19. Food Safety --
Expert Opinion: How safe is the American food supply? --
20. Undernutrition throughout the World --
Expert Opinion: The human side of hunger and poverty in America --
App. A: Food composition table --
App. B: Chemistry: a tool for understanding nutrition --
App. C: Mathematical tools for use in nutrition study --
App. D: U.S. Dietary Goals --
App. E: Dietary advice for Canadians --
App. F: Exchange System lists --
App. G: Dietary intake and energy expenditure assessment --
App. H: Fatty acids, including omega-3 fatty acids in foods --
App. I: Important chemical structures --
App. J: Metabolic pathways: glycolysis and the citric acid cycle --
App. K: Energy cost of various activities --
App. L: Determination of frame size --
App. M: Caffeine content of foods --
App. N: Carotenoid content of selected fruits and vegetables --
App. O: Prenatal weight gain chart --
App. P: Common food additives --
App. Q: Sources of nutrition information --
Answers to Nutrition Awareness Inventories --
Answers to Critical Thinking Questions --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: Gordon M. Wardlaw, Jeffrey S. Hampl, Robert A. DiSilvestro.
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Perspectives in Nutrition, Seventh Edition, is an introductory nutrition text appropriate for the majors and mixed-majors nutrition courses. This student-focused text presents the major concepts in nutrition including the body's use of food nutrients and diet planning throughout the life cycle. The text places special emphasis on the application of nutrition principles in everyday life by exploring the health consequences of nutrition practices.

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