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This third edition is an updated reference that defines and explains terms commonly used in nutrition, medicine, food science, metabolism, and physiology. The entries are listed alphabetically and are followed by a definition, paragraph, essay, composition, or feature article. Many of the more complex entries are supported with illustrations and/or tables. It has been expanded to reflect new advances in all areas of nutrition science. New material contains information on gut hormones and their functions; food intake recommendations; new drugs with nutritional applications; and novel discoveries of transport proteins and messenger proteins. Websites are provided for additional information.