Nutrition and Metabolism / Edition 2

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
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, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: Nutrition Society Textbook Series , #2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,407,757
  • 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
Preface
Contributors
1 Core Concepts of Nutrition 1
2 Molecular Aspects of Nutrition 6
3 Integration of Metabolism 1: Energy 30
4 Integration of Metabolism 2: Protein and Amino Acids 43
5 Integration of Metabolism 3: Macronutrients 74
6 Pregnancy and Lactation 96
7 Growth and Aging 112
8 Nutrition and the Brain 145
9 The Sensory Systems: Taste, Smell, Chemesthesis and Vision 168
10 The Gastrointestinal Tract 190
11 The Cardiovascular System 224
12 The Skeletal System 247
13 The Immune and Inflammatory Systems 284
14 Phytochemicals 307
15 The Control of Food Intake 318
16 Overnutrition 324
17 Undernutrition 341
18 Exercise Performance 349
Index 379
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