Understanding Nutrition / Edition 11

Understanding Nutrition / Edition 11

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by Eleanor Noss Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495116866

ISBN-13: 9780495116868

Pub. Date: 05/02/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This is a comprehensive text for a chemistry/biology-based course in normal nutrition at the introductory level. It includes up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The pedagogical features of the text and the authors’ approachable style help to make complex topics easily understandable for students.  See more details below

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This is a comprehensive text for a chemistry/biology-based course in normal nutrition at the introductory level. It includes up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The pedagogical features of the text and the authors’ approachable style help to make complex topics easily understandable for students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495116868
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
05/02/2007
Pages:
930
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1An Overview of Nutrition1
Ch. 2Planning a Healthy Diet32
Ch. 3Digestion, Absorption, and Transport64
Ch. 4The Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and Fibers92
Ch. 5The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols129
Ch. 6Protein: Amino Acids167
Ch. 7Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions203
Ch. 8Energy Balance and Body Composition240
Ch. 9Weight Management: Overweight and Underweight268
Ch. 10The Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Vitamin C306
Ch. 11The Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, and K354
Ch. 12Water and the Major Minerals386
Ch. 13The Trace Minerals428
Ch. 14Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body Adaptations463
Ch. 15Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation499
Ch. 16Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence534
Ch. 17Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years576
Ch. 18Diet and Health602
Ch. 19Consumer Concerns about Foods and Water644
Ch. 20Hunger and Global Environmental Problems677
App. ACells, Hormones, and Nerves
App. BBasic Chemistry Concepts
App. CBiochemical Structures and Pathways
App. DMeasures of Protein Quality
App. ENutrition Assessment
App. FNutrition Resources
App. GUnited States: Exchange Lists
App. HTable of Food Composition
App. IWHO: Nutrition Recommendations Canada: Choice System and Guidelines
Glossary
Index
Aids to Calculation
Dietary Reference Intakes
Daily Values for Food Labels
Glossary of Nutrient Measures
Body Mass Index

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Understanding Nutrition (with CengageNOW, InfoTrac 2-Semester Printed Access Card) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.

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?
XX More than 1 year ago
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.
IreneChristine More than 1 year ago
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.