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Understanding nutrition

Author: Eleanor Noss Whitney; Sharon Rady Rolfes
Publisher: Australia ; Belmont, CA : Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 13th edView all editions and formats

A study of nutrition. It includes 20 chapters beginning with core nutrition topics, such as diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and following with chapters on diet and health,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Noss Whitney; Sharon Rady Rolfes
ISBN: 9781133587521 1133587526
OCLC Number: 1027905092
Description: xxii, 683 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. An Overview of Nutrition.Highlight: Nutrition Information and Misinformation--On the Net and in the News.2. Planning a Healthy Diet.Highlight: Vegetarian Diets.3. Digestion, Absorption, and Transport.Highlight: Common Digestive Problems.4. The Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and Fibers.Highlight: Carbs, Calories, and Controversies.5. The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols.Highlight: High-Fat Foods--Friend or Foe?6. Protein: Amino Acids.Highlight: Nutritional Genomics.7. Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions.Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition.8. Energy Balance and Body Composition.Highlight: Eating Disorders.9. Weight Management: Overweight, Obesity, and Underweight.Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet--Again.10. The Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Vitamin C.Highlight: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements.11. The Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, and K.Highlight: Antioxidant Nutrients in Disease Prevention.12. Water and the Major Minerals.Highlight: Osteoporosis and Calcium.13. The Trace Minerals.Highlight: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods.14. Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body Adaptations.Highlight: Supplements as Ergogenic Aids.15. Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation.Highlight: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.16. Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence.Highlight: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases.17. Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years.Highlight: Nutrient-Drug Interactions.18. Diet and Health.Highlight: Complementary and Alternative Medicine.19. Consumer Concerns about Foods and Water.Highlight: Food Biotechnology.20. Hunger and the Global Environment.Highlight: Environmentally-Friendly Food Choices.Appendix A Cells, Hormones, and Nerves.Appendix B Basic Chemistry Concepts.Appendix C Biochemical Structures and Pathways.Appendix D Measures of Protein Quality.Appendix E Nutrition Assessment.Appendix F Physical Activity and Energy Requirements.Appendix G United States: Exchange Lists.Appendix H Table of Food Composition.Appendix I WHO: Nutrition.Recommendations Canada: Choice.System and Guidelines.Appendix J Healthy People 2010.Glossary.Index.Dietary Reference Intakes.Aids to Calculations.Daily Values for Food Labels.Glossary of Nutrient Measures.Body Mass Index.
Responsibility: Ellie Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes.


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