Understanding Nutrition / Edition 6by Eleanor Noss Whitney
Pub. Date: 03/28/1993
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.
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Table of Contents1. An Overview of Nutrition. Highlight: Nutrition Sits and Sources. 2. Planning a Healthy Diet. Highlight: Ethnic Cuisines and Healthy Choices. 3. Digestion, Absorption, and Transport. Highlight: Common Digestive Problems. 4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fiber. Highlight: Alternatives to Sugar. 5. The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols. Highlight: Alternatives to Fat. 6. Protein: Amino Acids. Highlight: Vegetarian, Mediterranean, and Other Meat-Restricted Foodways. 7. Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions. Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition. 8. Energy Balance and Body Composition. Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss DietAgain. 9. Weight Control: Overweight and Underweight. Highlight: Eating DisordersAnorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. 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 and Non-Nutrients in Disease Prevention. 12. Water and the Major Minerals. Highlight: Osteoporosis and Calcium. 13. The Trace Minerals. Highlight: Our Children’s Daily Lead. 14. Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body Adaptation. Highlight: Supplements and Ergogenic Aids Athletes Use. 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: Alcohol and the Later Years. Highlight: Nutrient-Drug Interactions. 18. Diet andHealth. Highlight: Alternative Therapies. 19. Consumer Concerns about Foods and Water. Highlight: Consumer Concerns about Water. 20. Hunger and Global Environmental Problems. Highlight: Progress Toward Sustainable Agriculture.
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