Understanding Nutrition (with CD-ROM, InfoTrac, and Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005) / Edition 10

Understanding Nutrition (with CD-ROM, InfoTrac, and Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005) / Edition 10

by Eleanor Noss Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes, Sharon Rady Rolfes, Sharon Rady Rolfes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 049510616X

ISBN-13: 9780495106166

Pub. Date: 07/02/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This best-selling introductory nutrition text in colleges and universities has been used by more than one million students! UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION provides accurate, reliable information through its clear writing, dynamic visuals, and integrated study aids, all of which engage and teach students the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. This comprehensive

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This best-selling introductory nutrition text in colleges and universities has been used by more than one million students! UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION provides accurate, reliable information through its clear writing, dynamic visuals, and integrated study aids, all of which engage and teach students the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. This comprehensive text includes up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The pedagogical features of the text, as well as the authors' approachable style, help to make complex topics easily understandable for students. From its stunningly restyled and refined art program to the market-leading resources that accompany this text, UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with its readers and continues to set the standards for texts used in the course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495106166
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/02/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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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: A World Tour of Pyramids, Pagodas, and Plates. 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: Vegetarian Diets. 7. METABOLISM: TRANSFORMATIONS AND INTERACTIONS. Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition. 8. ENERGY BALANCE AND BODY COMPOSITION. Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet--Again. 9. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: OVERWEIGHT AND UNDERWEIGHT. Highlight: Eating Disorders. 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: Complementaryand 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. Index.

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