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Discovering Nutrition

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  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2008-04-01
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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.

Table of Contents

Nutrients in the Environment
Nutrition Discovered
The Many Faces of Nutrition
Evolution of Nutrition Science
Definition of a Nutrient
Overview of the Nutrient Classes
Nutrients in Detail
The Circle of Life
Energy - Universal Life Support
Nutrients as Energy Distributors
Nutrient Recycling
Nutrient Availability
Global Food Availability
Dietary Recommendations
Dietary Supplements
Nutrients in the Body
Nutrient Capture and Assimilation
Nutrient Absorption and Transport
Nutrient Destinations
The Absorptive State
The Fasting States
Physiologic Aspects of Nutrition
Body Composition
Energy Balance
Body Fat-Too Much, Too Little
Dieting vs. Weight Management
Nutrition-Related Diseases
Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke
Diabetes Mellitus
Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle
Pregnancy and Lactation
From Infants to Teenagers
The Adult Years
Social and Economic Aspects of Nutrition
Psychology of Nutrition
Food Choices
To Eat or Not To Eat
Eating Disorders
Use and Misuse of Nutrition Information
From Research to Newspapers to Public Policy
Understanding Disease Risk
Interpreting Nutrition Information
The Food Industry
Food Technology
Food-Borne Illness
Food Labeling
Functional Foods
A Healthy Future
Physical Activity
The Concept of "Optimal Health"
Information Resources
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