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Understanding Nutrition (with CD-ROM, InfoTrac, and Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005),9780495106166
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Understanding Nutrition (with CD-ROM, InfoTrac, and Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005)

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Edition:
10th
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9780495106166

ISBN10:
049510616X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/13/2005
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This best-selling introductory nutrition text in colleges and universities has been used by more than one million students! UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION provides accurate, reliable information through its clear writing, dynamic visuals, and integrated study aids, all of which engage and teach students the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. This comprehensive text includes up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The pedagogical features of the text, as well as the authors' approachable style, help to make complex topics easily understandable for students. From its stunningly restyled and refined art program to the market-leading resources that accompany this text, UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with its readers and continues to set the standards for texts used in the course.

Table of Contents

An Overview of Nutrition
Highlight: Nutrition Information and Misinformation--On the Net and in the News
Planning a Healthy Diet
Highlight: A World Tour of Pyramids, Pagodas, and Plates
Digestion, Absorption, and Transport
Highlight: Common Digestive Problems
The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, and Fibers
Highlight: Alternatives to Sugar
The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols
Highlight: High-Fat Foods: Friend or Foe?
Protein: Amino Acids
Highlight: Vegetarian Diets
Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions
Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition
Energy Balance and Body Composition
Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet--Again
Weight Management: Overweight and Underweight
Highlight: Eating Disorders
The Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Vitamin C
Highlight: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
The Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, And K
Highlight: Antioxidant Nutrients in Disease Prevention
Water and the Major Minerals
Highlight: Osteoporosis and Calcium
The Trace Minerals
Highlight: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods
Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body Adaptations
Highlight: Supplements as Ergogenic Aids
Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation
Highlight: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
Highlight: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases
Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years
Highlight: Nutrient-Drug Interactions
Diet and Health
Highlight: Complementary and Alternative Medicines
Consumer Concerns about Foods and Water
Highlight: Food Biotechnology
Hunger and Global Environmental Problems
Highlight: Progress Toward Sustainable Food Production
Cells, Hormones, and Nerves
Basic Chemistry Concepts
Biochemical Structures and Pathways
Measures of Protein Quality
Nutrition Assessment
NEW! Physical Activity and Energy Requirements
United States: Exchange Lists
Table of Food Composition
WHO: Nutrition Recommendations
Canada: Choice System and Guidelines
Glossary
Index
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