As in the original editions, this book has been written for those with a background in biochemistry and physiology who may or may not have a background in nutrition and dietetics. The first half of the text introduces integral concepts in nutrition science, such as energy, regulation of food intake, nutritional biochemistry, cell cycle, nutrigenomics, and epigenetics.
The second portion of the book focuses on specific micronutrients and macronutrients with respect to their roles in metabolism. For ease of understanding, each chapter follows a specific format detailing each nutrientâ€™s definition, absorption, use, and excretion. Chapters include discussions on protein, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, and minerals. Woven throughout the text are topics of clinical interest such as obesity, diabetes, lipemia, renal disease, and other conditions influenced by nutrition.
New in this Edition:
The book presents a wealth of illustrations, diagrams, and tables that make complex concepts easy to grasp. It also provides references and a glossary of terms. The accompanying CD-ROM includes PowerPointÂ® slides of additional material. These features make it a resource that will spend more time on the desktop than on the bookshelf.
Author : Carolyn D. Berdanier
ISBN : 1420055526
Language : English
No of Pages : 550
Edition : 1 Pap/Cdr
Publication Date : 8/6/2008
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 9.92x7.01x1.26
Book weight : 0.02
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