Nutrition Concepts and Controversies / Edition 9

Nutrition Concepts and Controversies / Edition 9

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Nutrition Concepts and Controversies / Edition 9

This unique modular text is comprised of 33 individual units (as opposed to a traditional 12- to 15-chapter sequence) that cover the basics of nutrition science and its applications in daily life. Instructors have the flexibility to choose which units to cover, and to modify the sequence of coverage to meet the interests and needs of their students. The interactive pedagogical features of this text, along with the author's direct and friendly writing style, make it a favorite among readers. This edition incorporates up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The interactive pedagogical features of this text, along with the author's direct and friendly writing style, make it a favorite among readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534577995
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Edition description: 9TH BK&CDR
Pages: 816
Product dimensions: 8.58(w) x 11.06(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Food Choices and Human Health. CONTROVERSY 1: SORTING THE IMPOSTORS FROM THE REAL NUTRITION EXPERTS . 2. Nutrition Tools--Standards and Guidelines. CONTROVERSY 2: PHYTOCHEMICALS AND FUNCTIONAL FOODS: WHAT DO THEY PROMISE? WHAT DO THEY DELIVER? 3. The Remarkable Body. CONTROVERSY 3: ALCOHOL AND NUTRITION: DO THE BENEFITS OUTWEIGH THE RISKS? 4. The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber. CONTROVERSY 4: SUGAR AND ALTERNATIVE SWEETENERS: ARE THEY BAD FOR YOU? 5. The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols. CONTROVERSY 5: THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET: DOES IT HOLD THE SECRET FOR A HEALTHY HEART? 6. The Proteins and Amino Acids. CONTROVERSY 6: VEGETARIANS VERSUS MEAT EATERS: WHOSE DIET IS BEST? 7. The Vitamins. CONTROVERSY 7: DIETARY ANTIOXIDANTS: BEST FROM FOOD OR FROM PILLS? 8. Water and Minerals. CONTROVERSY 8: OSTEOPOROSIS: CAN LIFESTYLE CHIOCES REDUCE THE RISKS? 9. Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight. CONTROVERSY 9: THE PERILS OF EATING DISORDERS. 10. Nutrients, Physical Activity, And the Body's Responses. CONTROVERSY 10: EROGOGENIC AIDS: BREAKTHROUGHS, GIMMICKS, OR DANGERS? 11. Diet and Health. CONTROVERSY 11: NUTRIENT-DRUG INTERACTIONS: WHO SHOULD BE CONCERNED? 12. Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant. CONTROVERSY 12: DO PROBLEMS OF EARLY NUTRITION CAUSE LATER CHRONIC DISEASES? 13. Child, Teen, And Older Adult. CONTROVERSY 13: CAN FOOD OR SUPPLEMENTS AFFECT MIND AND MEMORY? 14. Food Safety and Food Technology. CONTROVERSY 14: ORGANIC FOODS OR PRODUCTS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY: WHICH ARE BEST FOR OUR FUTURE? 15. Hunger and Global Environment. CONTROVERSY 15: AGRIBUSINESS AND FOOD PRODUCTION: HOW TO GO FORWARD. Appendix A: Table of Food Composition. Appendix B: Canadiana: Recommendations, Choice Systems, and Labels. Appendix C: Aids to Calculation. Appendix D: U.S. Food Exchange System. Appendix E: Nutrition Resources. Appendix F: Reference Notes. Appendix G: Answers to Self-Check Questions. Glossary. Index.

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