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    Understanding Nutrition

    ISBN-10: 0538734655
    ISBN-13: 9780538734653
    Edition: 12th 2011
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    Edition: 12th
    Copyright Year: 2011
    Publisher: Wadsworth
    Publication Date: 1/1/2010
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 960
    Size: 9.75" wide x 11.50" long x 1.50" tall
    Weight: 5.896

    Ellie Whitney, PhD grew up in New York City and received her B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English and biology at Radcliffe/Harvard University and Washington Universities, respectively. She has taught at both Florida State University and Florida A&M University, has written newspaper columns on environmental matters for the Tallahassee Democrat, and has authored almost a dozen college textbooks on nutrition, health, and related topics, many of which have been revised multiple times over the years. In addition to teaching and writing, she has spent the past three-plus decades exploring outdoor Florida and studying its ecology. Her latest book is Priceless Florida: The Natural Ecosystems (Pineapple Press, 2004).

    Sharon Rady Rolfes is a registered dietician nutritionist and a founding member of Nutrition and Health Associates, an information resource center that maintains a research database on more than 1,000 nutrition-related topics. She has taught at Florida State University and coauthored several other college textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 10th EDITION. In addition to writing, she serves as a consultant for various educational projects, and volunteers on the board of Working Well, a community initiative dedicated to creating a healthy workforce. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Ms. Rady Rolfes received her MS in nutrition and food science from Florida State University.

    An Overview of Nutrition
    Highlight: Nutrition Information and Misinformation--On the Net and in the News
    Planning a Healthy Diet
    Highlight: Vegetarian Diets
    Digestion, Absorption, and Transport
    Highlight: Common Digestive Problems
    The Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and Fibers
    Highlight: Carbs, Calories, and Controversies
    The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols
    Highlight: High-Fat Foods--Friend or Foe?
    Protein: Amino Acids
    Highlight: Nutritional Genomics
    Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions
    Highlight: Alcohol and Nutrition
    Energy Balance and Body Composition
    Highlight: Eating Disorders
    Weight Management: Overweight, Obesity, and Underweight
    Highlight: The Latest and Greatest Weight-Loss Diet--Again
    The Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Vitamin C. Highlight: Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
    The Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, and K. Highlight: Antioxidant Nutrients in Disease Prevention
    Water and the Major Minerals
    Highlight: Osteoporosis and Calcium
    The Trace Minerals
    Highlight: Phytochemicals and Functional Foods
    Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body Adaptations
    Highlight: Supplements as Ergogenic Aids
    Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation
    Highlight: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
    Highlight: Childhood Obesity and the Early Development of Chronic Diseases
    Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years
    Highlight: Nutrient-Drug Interactions
    Diet and Health
    Highlight: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    Consumer Concerns about Foods and Wate.r Highlight: Food Biotechnology
    Hunger and the Global Environment
    Highlight: Environmentally-Friendly Food Choices
    Cells, Hormones, and Nerves
    Basic Chemistry Concepts
    Biochemical Structures and Pathways
    Measures of Protein Quality
    Nutrition Assessment
    Physical Activity and Energy Requirements
    United States: Exchange Lists
    Table of Food Composition
    WHO: Nutrition Recommendations Canada: Choice System and Guidelines
    Healthy People 2010
    Dietary Reference Intakes (inside front covers, pp. A-C)
    Aids to Calculations (inside back pages, pp. W-X)
    Daily Values for Food Labels (inside back cover, p. Y)
    Glossary of Nutrient Measures (inside back cover, p. Y)
    Body Mass Index (inside back cover, p. Z)

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