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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 nutrientsī‚žand then guide you through every important topic covered in today's nutrition courses. Linked chapter by chapter to the ThomsonNOW', 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.

Discusses weight control/water-soluble vitamins/ energy balance & body composition/life cycle nutrition/etc.

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This text presents core information for an introductory nutrition course. Each chapter includes a section examining current and often controversial topics, such as functional foods and food biotechnology. Learning features include margin definitions and a glossary, health promotion advice, and interesting facts, plus exercises on nutrition- related calculations, Internet activities, and study questions. This ninth edition contains new information on genetics, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and alternative therapies. Whitney was formerly on the faculty at Florida State University. She is a dietician registered with the American Dietetic Association. Rolfes is a founding member of a nutrition information resource center. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314063854
  • Publisher: West Educational Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 750
  • Product dimensions: 8.81 (w) x 10.31 (h) x 1.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellie Whitney, PH.D., received her B.A. in Biology from Radcliffe College in 1960 and her Ph.D. in Biology from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1970. Formerly on the faculty at Florida State University and a dietitian registered with the American Dietetic Association, she now devotes full time to research, writing, and consulting in nutrition, health, and environmental issues. Her earlier publications include articles in SCIENCE, GENETICS, and other journals. Her textbooks include NUTRITION CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES, TENTH EDITION; UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION, ELEVENTH EDITION; UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, SEVENTH EDITION; and NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY, SEVENTH EDITION, all with Thomson Wadsworth. She also recently co-authored PRICELESS FLORIDA (Pineapple Press), a comprehensive text examining the ecosystems in her home state. Her additional interests include energy conservation, solar energy use, alternatively fueled vehicles, and ecosystem restoration.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An Overview of Nutrition 1
Ch. 2 Planning a Healthy Diet 32
Ch. 3 Digestion, Absorption, and Transport 64
Ch. 4 The Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and Fibers 92
Ch. 5 The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols 129
Ch. 6 Protein: Amino Acids 167
Ch. 7 Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions 203
Ch. 8 Energy Balance and Body Composition 240
Ch. 9 Weight Management: Overweight and Underweight 268
Ch. 10 The Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Vitamin C 306
Ch. 11 The Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, and K 354
Ch. 12 Water and the Major Minerals 386
Ch. 13 The Trace Minerals 428
Ch. 14 Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body Adaptations 463
Ch. 15 Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation 499
Ch. 16 Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence 534
Ch. 17 Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years 576
Ch. 18 Diet and Health 602
Ch. 19 Consumer Concerns about Foods and Water 644
Ch. 20 Hunger and Global Environmental Problems 677
App. A Cells, Hormones, and Nerves
App. B Basic Chemistry Concepts
App. C Biochemical Structures and Pathways
App. D Measures of Protein Quality
App. E Nutrition Assessment
App. F Nutrition Resources
App. G United States: Exchange Lists
App. H Table of Food Composition
App. I WHO: 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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