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Science of Nutrition, The, 3rd Edition

By Janice J. Thompson, Melinda Manore, Linda Vaughan

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 3, 2013

Description

The Science of Nutrition, Third Edition is uniquely organized using an applied approach, which organizes vitamins and minerals based on their functions and effects on the body. This applied approach is most evident in the functional organization of the micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) chapters. Rather than requiring you to memorize all the vitamins and minerals and their characteristics, the authors present them based on their functions (like fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidant function, bone health, energy metabolism, and blood and immunity health), so that you can understand their effects on the body.

 

The Third Edition of the book adds New Focus Figure spreads that concentrate on the toughest topics to learn and understand.  

Table of Contents

1. The Science of Nutrition: Linking Food, Function, and Health

2. Designing a Healthful Diet

3. The Human Body: Are We Really What We Eat?

4. Carbohydrates: Plant-Derived Energy Nutrients

4.5: In-Depth: Alcohol

5. Lipids: Essential Energy-Supplying Nutrients

6. Proteins: Crucial Components of All Body Tissues

6.5 In-Depth: Alcohol     

7. Metabolism: From Food to Life

7.5: In-Depth: Vitamins and Minerals: Micronutrients with Macro Powers

8. Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism

9. Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

10. Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function and Vision

10.5: In-Depth: Phytochemicals

11. Nutrients Involved in Bone Health

12. Nutrients Involved in Blood Health and Immunity

13. Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight

13.5 In-Depth: Disordered Eating

14. Nutrition and Physical Activity: Keys to Good Health

15. Consumer Issues: Food Safety, Production, and Impact on the Environment

16. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life

17. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Childhood and Adolescence

18. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: The Later Years

19. Global Nutrition

Appendices

Answers to Review Questions

Glossary

Index

Credits

Enhance your learning experience with text-specific study materials.

Food Composition Table

ISBN-13: 978-0-321-66793-9

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