The Nutrition and Health Dictionary (Softcover)

The Nutrition and Health Dictionary (Softcover)

by P. Russell
     
 

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This practical reference provides the most recent information available on every type of nutrient, including carbohydrates, fats, proteins, lipids, water and electrolytes, minerals and trace elements, and fat and water soluble vitamins. Entries examine the foods themselves, as well nutritional contents, chemical and biochemical structures, and metabolic pathways. A…  See more details below

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This practical reference provides the most recent information available on every type of nutrient, including carbohydrates, fats, proteins, lipids, water and electrolytes, minerals and trace elements, and fat and water soluble vitamins. Entries examine the foods themselves, as well nutritional contents, chemical and biochemical structures, and metabolic pathways. A visually impressive volume, the text is enhanced with tables, formulae, diagrams, and illustrations. An extensive system of cross references illustrates the relationships of additives, natural toxins, and food processing to health and disease. The entries present detailed caloric and nutrient information on individual foods, including grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, meats, fish, eggs, dairy product, oils and fats, herbs, spice, and beverages. This handy reference places nutrition in a broader health context by examining the composition and structure of the body absorption and metabolism of foods and nutrition related disorders such as rickets, osteoporosis, scurvy, gout, diabetes, malnutrition, and obesity. Readers can explore both naturally occurring and human made food toxins as well as food additiveslistings feature easy— to— follow nutrients from ingestion to incorporation and elimination, in addition to accessible tables of chemical, biochemical, and nutritional information that allow immediate comparisons of related items. The Nutrition and Health Dictionary is an invaluable reference of nutritionists, nurses, food scientists, allied health professionals, and other heath care providers. It is also an outstanding resource for students and researchers in nutrition and food science.

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Reviewer: Marilyn W. Smith, CNSN, RN (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is a useful dictionary of nutrition-related terms used by the multiple disciplines of medicine, biochemistry, economics, sociology, and allied health. The definitions are accurate and written in easily understood prose.
Purpose: Its purpose is to define, clarify, connect, and integrate the terminology and language used by basic scientists and the practitioners of varied backgrounds in the expanding field of nutrition.
Audience: The definitions will be useful to anyone interested in nutrition, but the dictionary seems to be most useful for students and generalists of any health-related discipline rather than for those who are specialists in the fields of nutrition.
Features: Definitions are enhanced with tables, diagrams, metabolic maps, and cross-references that further expand one's perspective. The appendix contains 12 sections with useful and appropriate food tables with mineral and vitamin contents, nomograms, conversion tables, blood constituents, height and weight tables, and a comparison of fats. Foods are defined in the text as well as in tables.
Assessment: The authors have undertaken an arduous task and largely succeeded in integrating the language of those specializing in or interested in nutrition, although many terms used by practitioners involved in clinical nutrition and nutrition support are omitted. The inclusion of drugs in this dictionary should be only those that affect nutrition status or interact with nutrients. The definitions fall short in relating this information, and it is unclear why drugs that have no apparent relevance to nutrition are defined. There is a tendency to over-define in some instances, as well as to define in dissimilar and inconsistent ways, for example, the definition of foods. The reference is a useful adjunct to anyone's collection who is interested in health care. Students and generalists (in pharmacy, nursing, dietetics, and medicine) will find it very helpful as a learning tool.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780412989919
Publisher:
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date:
12/31/1995
Edition description:
1E
Pages:
534
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.08(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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