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Nutritional Biochemistry

Nutritional Biochemistry - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0080512914

Cover of Nutritional Biochemistry 2ND 99 (ISBN 978-0080512914)
ISBN13: 978-0080512914
ISBN10: 0080512917
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 99
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No

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Nutritional Biochemistry - 2ND 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0080512914

Tom Brody

ISBN13: 978-0080512914
ISBN10: 0080512917
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 99
Publisher: Vitalsource Technologies, Inc.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Nutritional Biochemistry takes a scientific approach to nutrition. It covers not just "whats"--nutritional requirements--but why they are required for human health, by describing their function at the cellular and molecular level. Each case study either leads to a subsequent discovery or enables an understanding of the physiological mechanisms of action of various nutrition-related processes. The text is "picture-oriented" and the commentary is directed towards explaining graphs, figures, and tables.
Nutritional Biochemistry includes a discussion of relevant aspects of physiology, food chemistry, toxicology, pediatrics, and public health. Experimental techniques for nutritional science are emphasized, and primary data is included to help give students a feel for the nutrition literature. This "real-world" approach provides students with a realistic view of the basis for much of our understanding of nutritional biochemistry.

* Integrates biochemistry and nutrition in a case-oriented method
* Emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning - case histories and clinical and research data illustrate all major points
* Places emphasis on metabolism - metabolic pathways, enzymology, nutrient requirements (including RDA values)
* Reveals the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, the biochemistry of exercise, the cell signaling pathways, how nutrition can influence the development of cancer, and the anthropometry and genetics of obesity.

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