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Overview

Advanced Human Nutrition, Second Edition provides an in-depth overview of the human body and details why nutrients are important from a biochemical, physiological, and molecular perspective.

Figures help illustrate the content and bring the meaning to life to enhance the reader’s understanding. Complex pathways, for example, are presented in a student-friendly fashion, as are diagrams that illustrate metabolism and the molecular functions of nutrients. Multiple elements within the text, such as “Here’s Where You Have Been” and “Here’s Where You Are Going,” help drive home key points from the chapter and provide real-world examples to bring the content to life.

Topics covered include:
• cell aging, damage and repair systems
• human nutrition, digestion, and absorption with relation to organs, exocrine and endocrine functions, histology, and absorptive activities
• microflora and satiety/hunger mechanisms
• macronutrients during exercise and the role of liquids and sports drinks
• prevalent diseases in western cultures such as coronary heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis

An Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and a TestBank are available are free downloads.

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Reviewer: Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE(University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is the second edition of a textbook that covers all aspects of the basic nutrients and their purposes for advanced science and nutrition students. The previous edition was published in 1999.
Purpose: The book assumes that readers have completed courses in introductory nutrition, biochemistry and anatomy and physiology. It is meant for nutrition/dietetics majors or Master of Science students. The objectives are to build upon the basic foundation of nutrition that the students are assumed to already possess.
Audience: Since the book is written at a more advanced level, it is meant solely for higher level students with a solid background in nutrition. Both authors are PhDs and RDs. One has been a teaching professor at several universities and currently conducts nutrition-related research, and the other is currently a teaching professor at a university.
Features: Each chapter starts with a set of objectives as well as a list of bullet points that were covered in the previous chapter. The majority of the chapters include special feature sections. The nutrition and exercise chapter includes one on caffeine and athletic performance, giving a thorough overview of the current research on this topic. One of the authors is a fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, which lends considerably to the depth of information in this chapter. All other chapters include summaries and multiple questions that help students retain the information. Multiple illustrations and tables grace each chapter. Although it is not the most colorful or appealing book, the information is solid and up to date.
Assessment: This is a solid textbook for nutrition majors and Master of Science students. Because it is advanced, this is not the best option for a basic nutrition class.
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Reviewer: Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This book covers all aspects of the basic nutrients and their purposes. Published just two years after the previous edition, this update was necessary due to the ongoing research in nutrition. This edition also includes far more figures and tables than its predecessor.
Purpose: The book assumes that readers have completed courses in introductory nutrition, biochemistry, and anatomy and physiology. It is meant for nutrition/dietetics majors or those beginning master of science degrees.
Audience: The audience is higher level students with a solid background in nutrition. Both authors are PhDs and registered dietitians.
Features: Each chapter starts with a set of objectives as well as a list of bullet points highlighting the material covered in the previous chapter ("Here's Where You Have Been" and "Here's Where You Are Going"). The majority of the chapters include special features sections. For example, the chapter on nutrition, exercise, and athletic performance includes a thorough overview of the current research on caffeine and athletic performance. This section has been slightly updated from the second edition. Two new chapters cover fiber (previously part of the carbohydrates chapter) and nutraceuticals and functional foods. All the chapters include a "Before You Go On" section that presents questions that readers can use to assess if they have absorbed the key concepts of that chapter. The book also includes a companion website, which features animated flashcards, matching exercises, and nutrition science animations.
Assessment: This continues to be a solid textbook for nutrition majors and master of science students. It is also a good reference for practicing dietitians to use as a refresher on the basics of nutrition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763780395
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 3/10/2011
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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