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9780632045648

Discovering Nutrition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780632045648

  • ISBN10:

    0632045647

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-10-22
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Discovering Nutrition offers a concise look at the science of nutrition through the lens of today's issues and hot topics. In this compact, accessible overview, the central topics and scientific building blocks of nutrition are emphasized. The book follows the "life and times" of nutrients from their presence in the environment and the body to their role in health and disease, with a focus throughout on the current practical and social issues. Brief chapter overviews. Essential Background and Key Points at the beginning of each chapter. Descriptions of current dietary guidelines and lifestyle recommendations. Relevant examples of "nutrition concepts in action". Chapter Tests. Topic Tests with additional review questions for each chapter. "Check Your Performance" charts.

Author Biography

Timothy P. Carr, PhD, received his BS degree in biological sciences from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in 1980. He obtained his MS degree in animal science/food science and his PhD degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Arizona in 1985 and 1989, respectively. From 1989 to 1993, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University where he studied the effects of dietary fat on heart disease. Dr. Carr was an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota from 1993 to 1996 where he conducted research and taught nutrition courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In 1996, Dr. Carr moved to the University of Nebraska -- Lincoln where he is currently Associate Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry. His research program focuses on how dietary phytochemicals and fats affect cholesterol metabolism at the cellular level. He also teaches several courses, including Introduction to Nutrition and Advanced Nutrition for undergraduates, and Carbohydrate and Lipid Nutrition for graduates.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Part I: Nutrients in the Environment 1(50)
Nutrition Discovered
3(11)
The many faces of nutrition
3(2)
Evolution of nutrition science
5(1)
Definition of a nutrient
6(2)
Overview of the nutrient classes
8(6)
Nutrients in Detail
14(15)
Carbohydrates
14(3)
Proteins
17(1)
Lipids
18(3)
Vitamins
21(2)
Minerals
23(1)
Water
24(5)
The Circle of Life
29(9)
Energy--universal life support
29(3)
Nutrient recycling
32(1)
Nutrients as energy distributors
33(5)
Nutrients Availability
38(13)
Global food availability
38(3)
Dietary recommendations
41(3)
Dietary supplements
44(7)
Part II: Nutrients in the Body 51(32)
Nutrient Capture and Assimilation
53(10)
Digestion
53(3)
Mechanisms of nutrient absorption
56(2)
Nutrient destinations
58(5)
The Absorptive State
63(9)
Liver
63(2)
Muscle
65(1)
Adipose
66(2)
Brain
68(4)
The Fasting State
72(11)
Liver
72(2)
Muscle
74(1)
Adipose
75(2)
Brain
77(6)
Part III: Physiologic Aspects of Nutrition 83(38)
Body Composition
85(10)
Energy balance
85(2)
Body fat--too much, too little
87(2)
Dieting vs. weight management
89(6)
Nutrition--Related Diseases
95(12)
Coronary heart disease and stroke
95(3)
Cancer
98(2)
Diabetes mellitus
100(1)
Osteoporosis
101(6)
Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle
107(14)
Pregnancy and lactation
107(4)
From infants to teenagers
111(4)
The adult years
115(6)
Part IV: Social and Economic Aspects of Nutrition 121(48)
Psychology of Nutrition
123(10)
Food choices
123(2)
To eat or not to eat
125(2)
Eating disorders
127(6)
Use and Misuse of Nutrition Information
133(12)
From research to newspapers to public policy
133(3)
Understanding disease risk
136(3)
Interpreting nutrition information
139(6)
The Food Industry
145(15)
Food technology
145(3)
Food-borne illness
148(4)
Food labeling
152(2)
Functional foods
154(6)
A Healthy Future
160(9)
Physical activity
160(2)
The concept of ``optimal health''
162(2)
Information resources
164(5)
Appendix A: Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) 169(3)
Appendix B: Chapter Test Answers 172(8)
Appendix C: Topic Tests 180(31)
Index 211

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