Nutrition : Concepts and Controversies

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  • Edition: 12th
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  • Copyright: 2010-06-02
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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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?
The Vitamins
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
Nutrition Resources
Reference Notes
Answers to Self-Check Questions
Physical Activity and Energy Requirements
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"Well-being and health makes a great impression on life and the style of living. If you want to have an immense focus on your fitness then you should never miss the book Nutrition- Concepts and Controversies. Its twelfth edition is updated with latest nutrition doctrine with dollars of interesting information to its readers. Nutrients are an essential substance in food that helps in growth, health or disease of any living-being. The thoughts and ideas expressed about nourishment and diet proportions makes the edition worth passing to all our genres. Anyone including students can purchase the book at any online store."
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Great Book ! March 14, 2011
This book is a great book with tons of information that even if it wasn't a textbook would be a good nutritional information source. I purchased this text book for a nutrition class and found the information so beneficial that I continue to reference it even though my class is over. It has clear wording and extensive descriptions for most of its subjects. It explains subjects in a way that is interesting and not just scientific.
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