Nutrition and Metabolism / Edition 2

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In this second edition of second title in the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook Series, Nutrition and Metabolism has been revised and updated to meet the needs of the contemporary student. Groundbraking in their scope and approach, the titles in the series: Provide students with the required scientific basics of nutrition in the context of a systems and health approach Enable teachers and students to explore the core principles of nutrition, to apply these throughout their training, and to foster critical thinking at all times. Throughout, key areas of knowledge are identified Are fully peer reviewed, to ensure completeness and clarity of content, as well as to ensure that each book takes a global perspective Nutrition and Metabolism is an essential purchase for students of nutrition and dietetics, and also for those students who major in other subjects that have a nutrition component, such as food science, medicine, pharmacy and nursing. Professionals in nutrition, dietetics, food science, medicine, health sciences and many related areas will also find much of great value within its covers.

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Editorial Reviews

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"As a registered dietitian, I found the book fascinating and up to date . . . The second edition certainly is warranted due to research updates over the past eight years." (Doody's, 12 August 2011)
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Reviewer: Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE (University of Chicago Medical Center)
Description: This is a high level nutrition book that focuses on the physiological and biochemical basis for the role of nutrients in metabolism. The first edition was published in 2003.
Purpose: The purpose of the book, and The Nutrition Society Textbook Series, is to enhance the understanding of more complex nutrition information.
Audience: It is written primarily for nutrition professionals and undergraduate and graduate nutrition students. However, it may be at too high a level for first- or second-year undergraduate nutrition students since it presumes readers already have a very good understanding of the basics.
Features: This is an up-to-date compilation of the core concepts of nutrition and metabolism as well as how nutrients interact in the body during life stages and within each part of the body. Although it is not colorful or pleasing to the eye, the book is filled with the most recent research on nutrients.
Assessment: As a registered dietitian, I found the book fascinating and up to date. This is an advanced book for individuals who have already mastered the basics, so it would not be appropriate for an introductory course. In fact, it may not be useful in any courses besides advanced-level nutrition courses. The second edition certainly is warranted due to research updates over the past eight years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405168083
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: Nutrition Society Textbook Series, #2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,161,843
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan A Lanham-New, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Ian A MacDonald, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Helen M Roche, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Dublin, Ireland

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Table of Contents


Series Foreword.



1 Core Concepts of Nutrition (Ian A Macdonald and Michael J Gibney).

2 Molecular Aspects of Nutrition (Helen M Roche, Herman E Popeijus and Ronald P Mensink).

3 Integration of Metabolism 1: Energy (Xavier M Leverv).

4 Integration of Metabolism 2: Macronutrients (Keith N Frayn and Abayomi O Akanji).

5 Integration of Metabolism 3: Protein and Amino Acids (Margaret E Brosnan, John T Brosnan and Vernon R Young).

6 Pregnancy and Lactation (Joop MA van Raaij and Lisette CPGM de Groot).

7 Growth and Ageing(Mark L Wahlqvist and Prasong Tienboon).

8 Nutrition and the Brain (John D Fernstrom and Madelyn H Fernstrom).

9 The Sensory Systems and Food Palatability (Conor M Delahunty).

10 The Gastrointestinal Tract (Mariano Mañas, Emilio Martínez de Victoria, Angel Gil, María D Yago and John C Mathers).

11 The Cardiovascular System (Gabriele Riccardi, Angela Rivellese and Christine M Williams).

12 The Skeletal System (John M Pettifor, Ann Prentice, Kate Ward and Peter Cleaton-Jones).

13 The Immune and Infl ammatory Systems(Parveen Yaqoob and Philip C Calder).

14 Phytochemicals (Aedín Cassidy and Colin D Kay).

15 The Control of Food Intake (Adam Drewnowski and France Bellisle).

16 Overnutrition (Linda Bandini, Albert Flynn and Renee Scampini).

17 Undernutrition (Paul Kelly).

18 Exercise PerformanceAsker E Jeukendrup and Louise M Burke


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