Advanced Human Nutrition

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Mar 10, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 391 pages
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Advanced Human Nutrition, Second Edition provides an in-depth overview of the human body and details why nutrients are important from a biochemical, physiological, and molecular perspective. Figures help illustrate the content and bring the meaning to life to enhance the reader’s understanding. Complex pathways, for example, are presented in a student-friendly fashion, as are diagrams that illustrate metabolism and the molecular functions of nutrients. Multiple elements within the text, such as “Here’s Where You Have Been” and “Here’s Where You Are Going,” help drive home key points from the chapter and provide real-world examples to bring the content to life. Topics covered include: • cell aging, damage and repair systems • human nutrition, digestion, and absorption with relation to organs, exocrine and endocrine functions, histology, and absorptive activities • microflora and satiety/hunger mechanisms • macronutrients during exercise and the role of liquids and sports drinks • prevalent diseases in western cultures such as coronary heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis An Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and a TestBank are available are free downloads.
 

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I actually own quite a few "advanced" nutrition books but if I was going to recommend one for being both advanced and readable, I think this would be my number on pick. This is really a great reference for the person ready to dive a little deeper past the basic texts. Not just for students of nutrition. I'm very pleased with the time that was taken to explain so many concepts so clearly.  

Contents

Foundations of the Human Body
1
Digestion and Absorption
33
Carbohydrates energy Fiber and More
55
Lipids Fatty Acids Triglycerides Phospholipids and sterols
97
Proteins and Amino Acids Function Quantity and Quality
131
Water
167
Metabolism Energy Balance and Body Weight
181
Nutrition and exercise
215
Fatsoluble Vitamins
241
Watersoluble Vitamins
269
Major Minerals
303
Minor Minerals
329
Glossary
369
Index
379
Photo Credits
391
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