Metabolic Regulation: A Human Perspective

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Overview

The important Third Edition of this successful book conveys a modern and integrated picture of metabolism and metabolic regulation. Explaining difficult concepts with unequalled clarity, author Keith Frayn provides the reader with an essential guide to the subject. Covering topics such as energy balance, body weight regulation and how the body copes with extreme situations, this book illustrates how metabolic regulation allows the human body to adapt to many different conditions. Changes throughout the new edition include:

  • Extensive chapter updates
  • Clear and accessible 2-color diagrams
  • Q&A sections online at www.wiley.com/go/frayn to facilitate learning

Frayn has written a book which will continue to be an extremely valuable tool for scientists, practitioners and students working and studying across a broad range of allied health sciences including medicine, biochemistry, nutrition, dietetics, sports science and nursing.

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A whole body physiological approach to the study of metabolism written for undergraduate students in biochemistry, medicine, and life sciences. Stressing the integration of metabolism and how different tissues interact to maintain energy homeostasis, the volume surveys metabolism in relation to regulation, digestion and intestinal absorption, organs and tissues, endocrine organs and hormones, the integration of carbohydrate, fat, and protein n the body, the nervous system, lipoprotein, diabetes mellitus, and body weight regulation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"It is hard to find a textbook that gives a better basis for the understanding of Human metabolism and nutrition, that is so well designed and actually quite fun to read as this one. This book is my first choice for a textbook for my medical students and for nursing school too. It is well suited for any kind of studies of metabolism at a higher level because of its ease at explaining the basics and the frameworks needed for the understanding of metabolism. It is the first book I give to my doctorial students when they need to freshen up their knowledge and the basics in metabolism when starting research in clinical nutrition and metabolism...if anyone is looking for the most interesting and fun book to read as an in depth introduction to human metabolism and nutrition, this is it!" (Clinical Nutrition, December 2010)
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Meet the Author

Keith Frayn is Professor of Human Metabolism at the University of Oxford.

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Table of Contents

Editor's preface
Author's preface
Abbreviations
1 Some important concepts
2 Digestion and intestinal absorption
3 Metabolic characteristics of the organs and tissues
4 Some important endocrine organs and hormones
5 Integration of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism in the whole body
6 The nervous system and metabolism
7 Coping with some extreme situations
8 Lipoprotein metabolism
9 Diabetes Mellitus
10 Energy balance and body weight regulation
References
Subject index
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