Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies

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NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERIES, 9th focuses on nutrition principles and their application while offering outstanding coverage of the biological foundations of nutrition without assuming previous knowledge of them. Its colorful design and conversational writing style make it appealing and accessible to students and has made it the leading Nutrition text for the non-majors or mixed majors/non-majors introductory course.
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NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERIES, 9th focuses on nutrition principles and their application while offering outstanding coverage of the biological foundations of nutrition without assuming previous knowledge of them. Its colorful design and conversational writing style make it appealing and accessible to students and has made it the leading Nutrition text for the non-majors or mixed majors/non-majors introductory course.
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"I love this book and so do my students. I have been using it for 12years"

"An excellent textbook for students with very little or no experience in nutrition. The authors have done a great job of presenting the facts in a concepts and controversy format. The format helps the reader learn nutrition facts, but also appreciate and understand controversies in the field of nutrition."

"The text is presented in such a manner to invite critical thinking and evaluation of current scientific knowledge."

"Your logical, objective discussion of the pros and cons of supplementation versus a diet rich in antioxidants clarifies many misunderstandings. Great information, excellent presentation!" "The extensive end notes throughout the book provide excellent peer reviewed sources for students to use for term paper presentations."

"The tables provide interesting and useful information and the 'FAQs' are a good way of highlighting material that is of particular interest to students."

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This book is broken down into chapters on major nutrients, such as carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and lipids, and nutrition throughout the life span, from in-utero, to childhood, adulthood and old age. Sizer, author of several nutrition text books, and Whitney, a researcher and consultant in the nutrition, health, and environmental fields, also include chapters on energy balance and body weight, physical fitness, food safety and technology, and the global environment. Each chapter includes sections on consumerism, maintaining fitness for life, nutrition on the Internet, and controversies in nutrition research. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534578398
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: 9TH BK&CDR
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 11.12 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author


Frances Sienkiewicz Sizer Webb, MS, RD, FADA, attended Florida State University where, in 1980, she received her B.S., and in 1982, her M.S. in nutrition. She is certified as a charter Fellow of the American Dietetic Association. She is a founding member and vice president of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information and resource center in Tallahassee, Florida, that maintains an online bibliographic database tracking research in more than 1,000 topic areas in nutrition. She is the author of the best-selling NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, TENTH EDITION and was a primary author of NUTRITION INTERACTIVE, an instructional college-level nutrition CD-ROM, both with Thomson Wadsworth). Her previous publications include NUTRITION CLINICS, a mongraph series for health professionals, and the college text THE FITNESS TRIAD: MOTIVATION, TRAINING, AND NUTRITION. In addition to writing, enjoying her family, and schooling her horse in dressage, she lectures at universities and at national and regional conferences, and serves actively on the board of directors of ECHO, a local hunger and homelessness relief organization her community.

Ellie Whitney, PhD grew up in New York City and received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English and biology at Radcliffe/Harvard University and Washington Universities, respectively. She has taught at both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, has written newspaper columns on environmental matters for the Tallahassee Democrat, and has authored almost a dozen college textbooks on nutrition, health, and related topics, many of which have been revised multiple times over the years. In addition to teaching and writing, she has spent the past three-plus decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology. Her latest book is Priceless Florida: The Natural Ecosystems (Pineapple Press, 2004).

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Table of Contents


1. Food Choices and Human Health. CONTROVERSY 1: SORTING THE IMPOSTORS FROM THE REAL NUTRITION EXPERTS . 2. Nutrition Tools--Standards and Guidelines. CONTROVERSY 2: PHYTOCHEMICALS AND FUNCTIONAL FOODS: WHAT DO THEY PROMISE? WHAT DO THEY DELIVER? 3. The Remarkable Body. CONTROVERSY 3: ALCOHOL AND NUTRITION: DO THE BENEFITS OUTWEIGH THE RISKS? 4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber. CONTROVERSY 4: SUGAR AND ALTERNATIVE SWEETENERS: ARE THEY BAD FOR YOU? 5. The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols. CONTROVERSY 5: THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET: DOES IT HOLD THE SECRET FOR A HEALTHY HEART? 6. The Proteins and Amino Acids. CONTROVERSY 6: VEGETARIANS VERSUS MEAT EATERS: WHOSE DIET IS BEST? 7. The Vitamins. CONTROVERSY 7: DIETARY ANTIOXIDANTS: BEST FROM FOOD OR FROM PILLS? 8. Water and Minerals. CONTROVERSY 8: OSTEOPOROSIS: CAN LIFESTYLE CHIOCES REDUCE THE RISKS? 9. Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight. CONTROVERSY 9: THE PERILS OF EATING DISORDERS. 10. Nutrients, Physical Activity, And the Body''s Responses. CONTROVERSY 10: EROGOGENIC AIDS: BREAKTHROUGHS, GIMMICKS, OR DANGERS? 11. Diet and Health. CONTROVERSY 11: NUTRIENT-DRUG INTERACTIONS: WHO SHOULD BE CONCERNED? 12. Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant. CONTROVERSY 12: DO PROBLEMS OF EARLY NUTRITION CAUSE LATER CHRONIC DISEASES? 13. Child, Teen, And Older Adult. CONTROVERSY 13: CAN FOOD OR SUPPLEMENTS AFFECT MIND AND MEMORY? 14. Food Safety and Food Technology. CONTROVERSY 14: ORGANIC FOODS OR PRODUCTS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY: WHICH ARE BEST FOR OUR FUTURE? 15. Hunger and Global Environment. CONTROVERSY 15: AGRIBUSINESS AND FOOD PRODUCTION: HOW TO GO FORWARD. Appendix A: Table of Food Composition. Appendix B: Canadiana: Recommendations, Choice Systems, and Labels. Appendix C: Aids to Calculation. Appendix D: U.S. Food Exchange System. Appendix E: Nutrition Resources. Appendix F: Reference Notes. Appendix G: Answers to Self-Check Questions. Glossary. Index.
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