Discovering Nutrition / Edition 1

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Overview

Discovering Nutrition offers a concise look at the science of nutrition through the lens of today's issues and hot topics. In this compact, accessible overview, the central topics and scientific building blocks of nutrition are emphasized. The book follows the "life and times" of nutrients from their presence in the environment and the body to their role in health and disease, with a focus throughout on the current practical and social issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632045648
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 953,517
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Nutrients in the Environment 1
1 Nutrition Discovered 3
2 Nutrients in Detail 14
3 The Circle of Life 29
4 Nutrient Availability 38
Pt. II Nutrients in the Body 51
5 Nutrient Capture and Assimilation 53
6 The Absorptive State 63
7 The Fasting State 72
Pt. III Physiologic Aspects of Nutrition 83
8 Body Composition 85
9 Nutrition-Related Diseases 95
10 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle 107
Pt. IV Social and Economic Aspects of Nutrition 121
11 Psychology of Nutrition 123
12 Use and Misuse of Nutrition Information 133
13 The Food Industry 145
14 A Healthy Future 160
App. A Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) 169
App. B: Chapter Test Answers 172
App. C: Topic Tests 180
Index 211
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