9780538496834

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780538496834

  • ISBN10:

    0538496835

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 6/7/2010
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

NUTRITION: CONCEPTS AND CONTROVERSIES provides practical applications and accessible explanations to dispel common misconceptions about nutrition and empower readers to make informed, healthier choices.

Table of Contents

Food Choices and Human Health
Sorting the Impostors From the Real Nutrition Experts
Nutrition Tools--Standards and Guidelines
Phytochemicals and Functional Foods: What Do They Promise?
What Do They Deliver?
The Remarkable Body
Alcohol and Nutrition: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?
The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiber
Are Carbohydrates "Bad" for Health?
The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterols
High-Fat Foods: Which to Choose for Good Health?
The Proteins and Amino Acids
Vegetarian and Meat-Containing Diets: What Are the Benefits and Pitfalls?
The Vitamins
Vitamin Supplements: Who Benefits?
Water and Minerals
Osteoporosis: Can Lifestyle Choices Reduce the Risks?
Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weight
The Perils of Eating Disorders
Nutrients, Physical Activity, and the Body's Responses
Erogogenic Aids: Breakthroughs, Gimmicks, or Dangers?
Diet and Health
Nutritional Genomics: Can It Deliver on Its Promises?
Food Safety and Food Technology
Organic Foods and Genetically Modified Foods: What Are the Pros and Cons?
Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infant
Childhood Obesity and Early Chronic Diseases
Child, Teen, and Older Adult
Nutrient-Drug Interactions: Who Should Be Concerned?
Hunger and Global Environment
Agribusiness and Food Production: How to Go Forward
Table of Food Composition
Canadian: Recommendations, Choice Systems, and Labels
Aids to Calculation
U.S. Food Exchange System
Nutrition Resources
Reference Notes
Answers to Self-Check Questions
Physical Activity and Energy Requirements
Glossary
Index
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