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Understanding Nutrition - Text Only

Understanding Nutrition - Text Only - 10th edition

Cover of Understanding Nutrition - Text Only 10TH 05 (ISBN -)
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 10TH 05
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2005
International: No

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Understanding Nutrition - Text Only - 10TH 05 edition

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Eleanor Noss Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes

Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 10TH 05
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

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.

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: Complementary and 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.