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This is the most widely used introductory nutrition text used by students from around the world and you will see that it's a text worth keeping! Not only will this best-selling book help you excel in your nutrition course, Whitney and Rolfes' UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION will also guide you in applying the most current nutrition research and show the relevance to your own life. UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION is at the forefront of the latest advances in human nutrition-helping you understand what the scientific facts tell us about human nutrition and health. Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes begin with the basics-an introduction to the nutrients;and then guide you through every important topic covered in today's nutrition courses. Linked chapter by chapter to the CengageNOW, a new online resource that provides you with PERSONALIZED STUDY tools, Thomson Audio Study Products, animations that clarify complex processes, and much more, this Eleventh Edition of UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION features everything you need to keep on top of this quickly evolving field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495116691
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/30/2007
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


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).

Sharon Rady Rolfes is a registered dietician nutritionist and a founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center that maintains a research database on more than 1,000 nutrition-related topics. She has taught at Florida State University and coauthored several other college textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 10th EDITION. In addition to writing, she serves as a consultant for various educational projects, and volunteers on the board of Working Well, a community initiative dedicated to creating a healthy workforce. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Ms. Rady Rolfes received her MS in nutrition and food science from Florida State University.

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Table of Contents


1. AN OVERVIEW OF NUTRITION. Highlight: Nutrition Information and Misinformation--On the Net and in the News. 2. PLANNING A HEALTHY DIET. Highlight: Vegetarian Diets. 3. DIGESTION, ABSORPTION, AND TRANSPORT. Highlight: Common Digestive Problems. 4. THE CARBOHYDRATES: SUGAR, STARCH, AND FIBERS. Highlight: Alternatives to Sugar. 5. THE LIPIDS: TRIGLYCERIDES, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, AND STEROLS. Highlight: High-Fat Foods: Friend or Foe? 6. PROTEIN: AMINO ACIDS. Highlight: Nutritional Genomics. 7. METABOLISM: TRANSFORMATIONS AND INTERACTIONS. Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition. 8. ENERGY BALANCE AND BODY COMPOSITION. Highlight: Eating Disorders. 9. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: OVERWEIGHT AND UNDERWEIGHT. Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet--Again. 10. THE WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS: B VITAMINS AND VITAMIN C. Highlight: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements. 11. THE FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS: A, D, E, AND K. Highlight: Antioxidant Nutrients in Disease Prevention. 12. WATER AND THE MAJOR MINERALS. Highlight: Osteoporosis and Calcium. 13. THE TRACE MINERALS. Highlight: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods. 14. FITNESS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, NUTRIENTS, AND BODY ADAPTATIONS. Highlight: Supplements as Ergogenic Aids. 15. LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: PREGNANCY AND LACTATION. Highlight: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. 16. LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: INFANCY, CHILDHOOD, AND ADOLESCENCE. Highlight: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases. 17. LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: ADULTHOOD AND THE LATER YEARS. Highlight: Nutrient-Drug Interactions. 18. DIET AND HEALTH. Highlight: Complementary and Alternative Medicines. 19. CONSUMER CONCERNS ABOUT FOODS AND WATER. Highlight: Food Biotechnology. 20. HUNGER AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. Highlight: Progress Toward Sustainable Food Production. Appendix A. Cells, Hormones, and Nerves. Appendix B. Basic Chemistry Concepts. Appendix C. Biochemical Structures and Pathways. Appendix D. Measures of Protein Quality. Appendix E. Nutrition Assessment. Appendix F. NEW! Physical Activity and Energy Requirements. Appendix G. United States: Exchange Lists. Appendix H. Table of Food Composition. Appendix I. WHO: Nutrition Recommendations. Canada: Choice System and Guidelines. Glossary.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    It's, well, easy to digest.

    All jokes aside, while students may gripe about having to shell out the bucks for this textbook, it is well worth the money. I've got an earlier edition and have used it a lot in the past. I found the later editions to be very up to date and quite useful as a reference for some of the clinical questions I encounter while working with patient education issues. In the days of picky insurance reimbursement, it's vital that all the stuff we do be based on sound clinical information showing that what we do is indeed effective. <BR/><BR/>Easy to understand, and a well laid-out text with many good illustrations, there's a good reason why it's a standard in the field. Can also recommend The Sixty-Second Motivator for people who have trouble sticking to a healthy diet. After all, what good is nutritional advice if no one is motivated enough to follow it?

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2009

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    The book title says it all

    I took this course in college in 1977. It was one of my favorite classes. The text book is one of the few I have kept all of these years. Thirty years later I am purchasing a copy for my daughter-in-law!

    The book covers the science of nutrition. It provides aids to calculate metabolism. Also, it includes a table of food composition which includes everything from calories to vitamins.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

    Good for daily nutrition info

    This was a good book to keep even beyond its 'textbook use'. It contains information easy enough to grasp and read for personal knowledge to aid decision making for anyone trying to eat a healthy balanced diet.

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