Present Knowledge in Nutrition

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John W. Erdman, Jr., Ian A. MacDonald, Steven H. Zeisel
John Wiley & Sons, May 30, 2012 - Medical - 1328 pages
Present Knowledge in Nutrition, 10th Edition provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human nutrition, including micronutrients, systems biology, immunity, public health, international nutrition, and diet and disease prevention. This definitive reference captures the current state of this vital and dynamic science from an international perspective, featuring nearly 140 expert authors from 14 countries around the world.

Now condensed to a single volume, this 10th edition contains new chapters on topics such as epigenetics, metabolomics, and sports nutrition.The remaining chapters have been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments. Suggested reading lists are now provided for readers wishing to delve further into specific subject areas. An accompanying website provides book owners with access to an image bank of tables and figures as well as any updates the authors may post to their chapters between editions. Now available in both print and electronic formats, the 10th edition will serve as a valuable reference for researchers, health professionals, and policy experts as well as educators and advanced nutrition students.

 

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Contents

Cover
SPORTS NUTRITION
Preface
CHROMIUM AND OTHER TRACE ELEMENTS
Future Directions
VITAMIN
IRON
Choline in Human Health
ADOLESCENCE
CARBOHYDRATES
SODIUM CHLORIDE AND POTASSIUM
NUTRIENT REGULATION OF THE IMMUNE
Factors Influencing Immune Function
Function
OBESITY AS A HEALTH RISK
INFANT NUTRITION

ENERGY METABOLISM IN FASTING FED
Energy Expenditure During Refeeding and Energy
DISEASE
Future Directions
Physiological Effects of Dietary Fiber
LIVER DISEASE
Manifestations and Consequences of Vitamin
Diagnostic Assessment of Vitamin A Nutriture
Vitamin A in Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics
NIACIN
Introduction
Recommended Nutrient Intakes
RIBOFLAVIN
20VITAMINB6
Future Directions
FOLATE
VITAMIN
Biosynthesis
Excess and Toxicity
ABSORPTION AND TRANSPORT
PANTOTHENIC ACID
CALCIUM
Introduction
IODINE AND IODINE DEFICIENCY
Quantitative and Mechanistic Aspects
Effects in the Gut Lumen Related to Diabetes
PHOSPHORUS
MAGNESIUM
HYPERTENSION
and Distribution
Iron Intake Reference Values
Public Health and Preventive Measures to Combat
COPPER
SELENIUM
MATERNAL NUTRIENT METABOLISM
INSULIN RESISTANCE AND
Normal Actions of Insulin
HUMAN WATER AND ELECTROLYTE
Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates
What Can We Do to Maximize Insulin Sensitivity?
Diet and the Metabolic Syndrome
ATHEROSCLEROTIC CARDIOVASCULAR
Recommendations
NUTRITION AND GASTROINTESTINAL
CELLULAR METABOLISM
Pancreas
Future Directions
KIDNEY DISEASE
ITS ROLE IN NUTRITION
Dietary Supplements
TASTE AND FOOD CHOICES
DIETARY FIBER
ENERGY INTAKE OBESITY AND EATING
EYE DISEASE
Changing Exercise
Future Directions
DIABETES
EPIDEMIOLOGIC APPROACHES
Example of Diet and Disease Relationship Studied
NUTRITION MONITORING IN THE UNITED
Future Directions
EMERGENCE OF DIETRELATED
FOOD INSECURITY HUNGER
PUBLIC NUTRITION IN HUMANITARIAN
FOOD ALLERGIES AND INTOLERANCES
Introduction
BREEDING
BIOACTIVE COMPONENTS IN FOODS
Index
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John W. Erdman Jr., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States. Dr. Erdman has over 35 years of research and teaching experience focused upon nutritional biochemistry. His research has included studies of the effects of food processing on the bioavailability of minerals and vitamins, human clinical trials involving lipid metabolism and weight loss and animal trials on diet components and reduction of prostate cancer.

Ian A. Macdonald, Professor of Metabolic Physiology, University of Nottingham Medical School, School of Biomedical Sciences, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Dr Macdonald has over 30 years experience of teaching nutrition to medical, pharmacy and dietetics students and is an internationally recognized expert in human energy and macronutrient metabolism research. Specific research interests relate to nutrition and metabolism in obesity, exercise and ageing, with additional interests in the physiological effects of nutrients such as flavanoids on the human cardiovascular system.

Steven H. Zeisel, M.D. Ph.D. Professor of Nutrition and Pediatrics, Nutrition Research Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States. Dr. Zeisel is an internationally recognized expert in clinical nutrition, choline metabolism, and nutrigenomics. Dr. Zeisel heads a research institute that studies sources of metabolic variation. Also, he leads a team that developed a web-based course in human nutrition that is used by more than 100 medical schools around the world.

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