An Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism, 3rd Edition [NOOK Book]


Extensively revised and updated to reflect our current understanding of nutritional and dietary requirements, Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism, Fourth Edition includes new information examining the role of nutrition in common chronic diseases. Also new to this edition are revised end-of-chapter exercises, key point summaries, and a CD-ROM with PowerPoint presentations for each chapter, self-assessment tests, clinical problems, a virtual...
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Extensively revised and updated to reflect our current understanding of nutritional and dietary requirements, Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism, Fourth Edition includes new information examining the role of nutrition in common chronic diseases. Also new to this edition are revised end-of-chapter exercises, key point summaries, and a CD-ROM with PowerPoint presentations for each chapter, self-assessment tests, clinical problems, a virtual laboratory, and a program for nutrient analysis and meal evaluation.

Retaining the wealth of detailed information delivered in the accessible manner of its predecessors, this fourth edition continues to provide a clear introduction to the principles of nutrition and metabolism, the interactions between diet and health, and the scientific basis for dietary goals and recommendations. The author uses concise, authoritative language to emphasize and describe the underlying biochemistry that is essential to an understanding of nutrient function and the ability to evaluate and interpret future advances in nutrition science. With clear and simple diagrams, the text explores the physiological need for food and describes the metabolic pathways, their integration and control, and the biochemical basis of their nutritional and physiological importance. It covers digestion and absorption and the metabolic roles of ATP, enzymes, and coenzymes. Describing the functional utilization of protein, fats, and carbohydrates, the book discusses macronutrients in terms of energy yield, energy balance, and reserves. It also covers the endocrinology of metabolic control and the biochemistry of vitamins and minerals.

Examining nutritional biochemistry andthe role of diet in heath and disease, Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism, Fourth Edition provides the scientific basis from which to make prudent and healthy dietary recommendations.

British orientation, incl. emphasis on integration & control metabolism, description of essential biochemistry, diet, etc

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Explores the biochemical and other scientific bases which lie behind the nutritional and dietary recommendations of various food experts. Written for those with little or no prior knowledge of chemistry, the text discusses: diseases of deficiency and affluence; the chemical basis for life; enzymatic reactions; adenosine nucleotides, especially ATP; the digestive process; the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats; micronutrients; and the control of metabolism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203361542
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • File size: 8 MB

Table of Contents

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Ch. 1 Why eat? 1
1.1 The need for energy 2
1.2 Metabolic fuels 4
1.3 Hunger and appetite 6
Ch. 2 Enzymes and metabolic pathways 15
2.1 Chemical reactions: breaking and making covalent bonds 16
2.2 Enzymes 19
2.3 Factors affecting enzyme activity 23
2.4 Coenzymes and prosthetic groups 32
2.5 Classification and naming of enzymes 38
2.6 Metabolic pathways 39
Ch. 3 The role of ATP in metabolism 49
3.1 The adenine nucleotides 50
3.2 Functions of ATP 50
3.3 The phosphorylation of ADP to ATP 60
Ch. 4 Digestion and absorption 77
4.1 The gastrointestinal tract 78
4.2 Digestion and absorption of carbohydrates 81
4.3 Digestion and absorption of fats 92
4.4 Digestion and absorption of proteins 103
4.5 The absorption of minerals 111
Ch. 5 Energy nutrition - the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats 117
5.1 Estimation of energy expenditure 118
5.2 Energy balance and changes in body weight 126
5.3 Metabolic fuels in the fed and fasting states 128
5.4 Energy-yielding metabolism 132
5.5 The metabolism of fats 150
5.6 Tissue reserves of metabolic fuels 156
5.7 Gluconeogenesis - the synthesis of glucose from non-carbohydrate precursors 167
Ch. 6 Overweight and obesity 174
6.1 Desirable body weight 174
6.2 The problems of overweight and obesity 178
6.3 The causes and treatment of obesity 183
Ch. 7 Diet and the diseases of affluence 192
7.1 The diseases of affluence 193
7.2 Types of evidence linking diet and diseases of affluence 193
7.3 Guidelines for a prudent diet 200
7.4 Free radicals and antioxidant nutrients 211
7.5 Other protective non-nutrients in foods 220
Ch. 8 Protein-energy malnutrition - problems of undernutrition 229
8.1 Problems of deficiency 230
8.2 Protein-energy malnutrition 232
8.3 Marasmus 233
8.4 Cachexia 237
8.5 Kwashiorkor 239
Ch. 9 Protein nutrition and metabolism 243
9.1 Nitrogen balance and protein requirements 244
9.2 Protein synthesis 255
9.3 The metabolism of amino acids 265
Ch. 10 The integration and control of metabolism 286
10.1 Patterns of metabolic regulation 287
10.2 Intracellular regulation of enzyme activity 288
10.3 Responses to fast-acting hormones by covalent modification of enzyme proteins 293
10.4 Slow-acting hormones: changes in enzyme synthesis 300
10.5 Hormonal control in the fed and fasting states 302
10.6 Selection of fuel for muscle activity 306
10.7 Diabetes mellitus - a failure of regulation of blood glucose concentration 310
Ch. 11 Micronutrients - the vitamins and minerals 322
11.1 The determination of requirements and reference intakes 323
11.2 Vitamin A 332
11.3 Vitamin D 342
11.4 Vitamin E 348
11.5 Vitamin K 353
11.6 Vitamin B[subscript 1] (thiamin) 358
11.7 Vitamin B[subscript 2] (riboflavin) 362
11.8 Niacin 366
11.9 Vitamin B[subscript 6] 374
11.10 Vitamin B[subscript 12] 379
11.11 Folic acid 384
11.12 Biotin 395
11.13 Pantothenic acid 397
11.14 Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 400
11.15 Minerals 407
Appendix 416
Glossary 418
Index 427
CD licence agreement 449
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