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Ideal for both non-majors and mixed-majors, Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies provides practical applications and accessible explanations to dispel common misconceptions about nutrition and empower readers to make lasting behavior changes.
"Controversy" end-of-chapter essays provide a balanced view of scientific evidence regarding current and emerging topics in nutrition. Each Controversy has been thoroughly updated, and two new Controversies added: Chapter 4 "Are Carbohydrates 'Bad' for Health?" and Chapter 11 Controversy, "Nutritional Genomics: Can It Deliver on Its Promises?" There is also new information on vegetarian diet planning, supplements, antioxidant-rich foods, and more.
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?|
|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|
|Answers to Self-Check Questions|
|Physical Activity and Energy Requirements|
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