9780534091422

Understanding Nutrition (with Dietary Reference Intakes Supplement and InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534091422

  • ISBN10:

    0534091423

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/19/2003
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Table of Contents

1. AN OVERVIEW OF NUTRITION
Highlight: Nutrition Information--Experts and Quacks, on the Net and in the News
2. PLANNING A HEALTHY DIET
Highlight: College Bound--and Hungry
3. DIGESTION, ABSORPTION, AND TRANSPORT
Highlight: Common Digestive Problems
4. THE CARBOHYDRATES: SUGAR, STARCH, AND FIBERS
Highlight: Alternatives to Sugar
5. THE LIPIDS: TRIGLYCERIDES, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, AND STEROLS
Highlight: Alternatives to Fat
6. PROTEIN: AMINO ACIDS
Highlight: Vegetarian Diets
7. METABOLISM: TRANSFORMATIONS AND INTERACTIONS
Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition
8. ENERGY BALANCE AND BODY COMPOSITION
Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet--Again
9. WEIGHT MANAGEMENT: OVERWEIGHT AND UNDERWEIGHT
Highlight: Eating Disorders 10. THE WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS: B VITAMINS AND VITAMIN C
Highlight: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
11. THE FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS: A, D, E, AND K
Highlight: Antioxidant Nutrients and Phytochemicals in Disease Prevention
12. WATER AND THE MAJOR MINERALS
Highlight: Osteoporosis and Calcium
13. THE TRACE MINERALS
Highlight: Functional Foods: Are They Really Different? 14. FITNESS: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, NUTRIENTS, AND BODY ADAPTATIONS
Highlight: Supplements as Ergogenic Aids 15. LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Highlight: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
16. LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: INFANCY, CHILDHOOD, AND ADOLESCENCE
Highlight: The Early Development of Chronic Diseases
17. LIFE CYCLE NUTRITION: ADULTHOOD AND THE LATER YEARS
Highlight: Nutrient-Drug Interactions
18. DIET AND HEALTH
Highlight: Complementary and Alternative Medicines
19. CONSUMER CONCERNS ABOUT FOODS AND WATER
Highlight: Food Biotechnology
20. HUNGER AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
Highlight: Progress Toward Sustainable Food Production
Appendix A: Cells, Hormones and Nerves
Appendix B
Basic Chemistry Concepts
Appendix C
Biochemical Structures and Pathways
Appendix D
Aids to Calculation
Appendix E
Nutrition Assessment
Appendix F
Nutrition Resources
Appendix G
United States: Recommendations, Choice System and Labels
Appendix H: Table of Food Composition
Appendix I: Canada: Recommendations, Choice System and Labels
Appendix J: Measures of Protein Quality
Glossary
Index

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