9780078021398

Contemporary Nutrition: A Functional Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078021398

  • ISBN10:

    0078021391

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/23/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

Contemporary Nutrition: A Functional Approach is an alternate version of Wardlaw/Smith/Collene’s Contemporary Nutrition, offering a unique approach by organizing vitamins and minerals within the context of physiological functions and the health conditions they influence. Current research is at the core of the fourth edition, with revised statistics, incorporation of new results of clinical trials, and updated recommendations. The text provides students who lack a strong science background the ideal balance of reliable nutrition information and practical consumer-oriented knowledge. Always looking to make the content relevant to learners, the authors highlight health conditions, medications, food products, and supplements students or members of their families may be using. With their friendly writing style, the authors act as the student’s personal guide to dispelling common misconceptions and to gaining a solid foundation for making informed nutrition choices.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Nutrition, Food Choices, and Health

Chapter 2 Guidelines for Designing a Healthy Diet

Chapter 3 The Human Body: A Nutrition Perspective

Chapter 4 Carbohydrates

Chapter 5 Lipids

Chapter 6 Proteins

Chapter 7 Energy Balance and Weight Control

Chapter 8 Overview of The Micronutrients

Chapter 9 Micronutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

Chapter 10 Micronutrients and Phytochemicals that Function as Antioxidants

Chapter 11 Micronutrients Involved in Bone Health

Chapter 12 Micronutrient Functions in Energy Metabolism

Chapter 13 Micronutrients that Support Blood Health and Immunity

Chapter 14 Nutrition: Fitness and Sports

Chapter 15 Eating Disorders

Chapter 16 Undernutrition Throughout the World

Chapter 17 Safety of Our Food Supply

Chapter 18 Nutrition During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Chapter 19 Nutrition from Infancy Through Adolescence

Chapter 20 Nutrition During Adulthood

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