Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients, Second Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

The explosion of knowledge about satiety and hunger has given new meaning to our understanding of the genetics of obesity. New interest in gene expression as related to nutrition and advances in the field of macronutrients has made the latest nutrition research intriguing.

Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients adopts an integrated approach to the understanding of macronutrient nutrition. It provides scientific foundations of the current findings on energy balance, protein need, gene expression, and carbohydrate and lipid use, and maintains emphasis on the biochemical and physiological basis for nutrient need.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Kathy Keiver, PhD (University of British Columbia)
Description: The author of this book covers the basic structure, function, and detailed metabolism of the macronutrients energy and water. She also includes detailed information regarding the interaction between the nutrients and genetics. This is the second edition of the book; the first edition was published in 1994.
Purpose: The purpose is to explain, review, and explore present knowledge and recent trends, developments, and advances in nutrition. This is a worthy objective, but not always met. For example, a discussion regarding the formulation of the DRIs is lacking (although the history of the formulation of RDAs is covered), as is discussion about the role of fiber in health and the controversies surrounding the use of glycemic index in the management of diabetes. The section on alcohol contains little new information from this field.
Audience: According to the author, this book is written for a scholarly audience, but is thought to be of interest to the educated layman. The book is more suited to a scholarly audience. The author is a credible authority on much of the subject matter of this book.
Features: Although basic structure and functions of the macronutrients are covered, as well as assessment and measurement techniques, the strength of this book lies in the depth of discussion of the metabolism of these nutrients and their interaction with genetics. The genetic variants of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are particularly well-covered, although the influences of diet on these diseases are not. Information is often presented in sections in which it does not seem to belong (e.g., apoptosis in the unit on water).
Assessment: This book is most suitable as a reference book, although sometimes information is hidden in unexpected sections, making it difficult to find. In particular, it contains detailed information regarding nutrient/gene interactions.
Kathy Keiver
The author of this book covers the basic structure, function, and detailed metabolism of the macronutrients energy and water. She also includes detailed information regarding the interaction between the nutrients and genetics. This is the second edition of the book; the first edition was published in 1994. The purpose is to explain, review, and explore present knowledge and recent trends, developments, and advances in nutrition. This is a worthy objective, but not always met. For example, a discussion regarding the formulation of the DRIs is lacking (although the history of the formulation of RDAs is covered), as is discussion about the role of fiber in health and the controversies surrounding the use of glycemic index in the management of diabetes. The section on alcohol contains little new information from this field. According to the author, this book is written for a scholarly audience, but is thought to be of interest to the educated layman. The book is more suited to a scholarly audience. The author is a credible authority on much of the subject matter of this book. Although basic structure and functions of the macronutrients are covered, as well as assessment and measurement techniques, the strength of this book lies in the depth of discussion of the metabolism of these nutrients and their interaction with genetics. The genetic variants of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease are particularly well-covered, although the influences of diet on these diseases are not. Information is often presented in sections in which it does not seem to belong (e.g., apoptosis in the unit on water). This book is most suitable as a reference book, although sometimesinformation is hidden in unexpected sections, making it difficult to find. In particular, it contains detailed information regarding nutrient/gene interactions.
Booknews
A textbook integrating into the study of macronutrients such sciences as biochemistry, genetics, and physiology along with the traditional information on chemistry, requirements, and symptoms of deficiency. Berdanier (foods and nutrition, U. of Georgia-Athens) also includes clinical examples to illustrate the importance of particular steps in the metabolic pathways, and considers the nutrition of other animals besides humans. Here she covers only the macronutrients water, energy, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids, and leaves micronutrients to a sister volume. To the 1994 edition, she has added new material based on scientific developments since then, but has retained all the original material. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849387357
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: Modern Nutrition Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 10.29 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PREFACE DEFINITIONS HUMAN HEALTH, FOOD AND NUTRITION Overview Population Studies Aging Diet and Disease Relationships Food Intake Studies in Humans Dietary Reference Tables WATER Chemical and Physical Properties of Water The Functions of Water are based on Its Physical and Chemical Properties Body Water Apoptosis Regulation Body Composition Water Balance Regulation of Water Balance Water Needs ENERGY Definition Energy Need Abnormal Energy States Regulation of Food Intake PROTEINS Overview Amino Acids Peptides and Proteins Protein Structure Classification of Proteins Protein Use Functions of Proteins Protein Intake Recommendations Protein Deficiency Integration of the Metabolic Features of Protein Nutrition CARBOHYDRATES Classification Structure and Nomenclature Sources of Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption Metabolism Abnormalities in the Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis: Diabetes Mellitus Other Health Concerns in Carbohydrate Nutrition Carbohydrate Requirements LIPIDS Classification Structure and Nomenclature Sources of Lipids Digestion and Absorption Transport Metabolism Health Concerns in Lipid Nutrition NOTE: Supplemental Readings at the end of each unit.

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