Introduction to Human Nutrition

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Susan A. Lanham-New, Thomas R. Hill, Alison M. Gallagher, Hester H. Vorster
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 23, 2019 - Medical - 488 pages

Now in its third edition, the best-selling Introduction to Human Nutrition continues to foster an integrated, broad knowledge of the discipline and presents the fundamental principles of nutrition science in an accessible way. With up-to-date coverage of a range of topics from food composition and dietary reference standards to phytochemicals and contemporary challenges of global food safety, this comprehensive text encourages students to think critically about the many factors and influences of human nutrition and health outcomes.

  • Offers a global, multidisciplinary perspective on food and nutrition
  • Covers nutrition and metabolism of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals
  • Explores new developments in functional foods, supplements and food fortification, and future challenges for nutrition research and practice
  • Explains the digestion, absorption, circulatory transport, and cellular uptake of nutrients
  • Demonstrates the structure and characteristics of nutrients, and the relationship with disease prevention

A primary text in nutritional science classes worldwide, Introduction to Human Nutrition is a vital resource for students in areas of nutrition, dietetics, and related subjects that involve principles of nutrition science.

 

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Contents

Measuring Dietary Intake
13
Food Composition
56
Dietary Reference Standards
74
Energy Metabolism
113
Nutrition and Metabolism of Proteins and Amino Acids
131
Digestion and Metabolism of Carbohydrates
161
Nutrition and Metabolism of Lipids
177
The Vitamins
218
Minerals and Trace Elements
280
Phytochemicals
339
Concepts Assessment Methods and Public Health Considerations
352
Nutrition Research Methodology
367
A Public Health Issue of Growing Importance
388
Policy and Regulatory Issues
418
The Global Challenge
439
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About the author (2019)

Susan A. Lanham-New is Head of the Department, Nutritional Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

Thomas R. Hill is Professor of Nutrition, Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

Alison M. Gallagher is Head of the Doctoral College, Ulster University, Coleraine, NI.

Hester H. Vorster is Emeritus Professor, North-West University, Potchefstroom, ZA.

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