Nutrition / Edition 2

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Nutrition: Chemistry and Biology, Second Edition offers a comprehensiv e overview of the chemistry and physiology of nutrition to students ma joring in the general areas of nutrition, food science, exercise, and the premedical fields. This textbook includes refresher chapters on ba sic principles of inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, and t hermodynamic principles relating to nutrition. Topics addressed includ e how nutrients are utilized at the cellular and organ system level, t he role of nutrients in metabolism, and the role of vitamins and miner als in enzyme activity.

This is a revised edition of a basic textbook that updates our ever expanding knowledge about nutrition.

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New edition of a text offering an overview of the chemistry and physiology of nutrition, emphasizing the role of each nutrient in relation to metabolism rather than in clinical nutrition or dietetics applications. Intended as supplemental reading for undergraduates in an advanced nutrition course with prerequisites of one semester each of biochemistry, anatomy, and introductory nutrition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849385049
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Series: Modern Nutrition Series, #18
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,193,087
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

The Elements of Life
Macronutrients: The Energy Nutrients
Micronutrients: The Catalysts
Water: The Most Important Nutrient
Bioavailability of Nutrients
Nutrient Digestion
Nutrient Absorption
Cellular Metabolism
Body Energy
Components of Cells
Energy Utilization
Catabolic Pathways
Anabolic Pathways
Nucleic Acids, Genes, and Protein Synthesis
Metabolic Aspects
Free Radicals, Lipid Peroxidation, and the Antioxidants
Digestive and Metabolic Interactions between Medications and Nutrients/Foods
Nutrient Metabolism and Dietary Recommendations
Basic Concepts in Chemistry and Biology

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