Understanding Nutrition

ISBN-10: 0176500952
ISBN-13: 9780176500955
Edition: 2012
List price: $209.95
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Book details

List price: $209.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Nelson Education Limited
Publication date: 2/17/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 960
Size: 9.32" wide x 11.19" long x 1.56" tall
Language: English

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
Planning a Healthy Diet
Digestion, Absorption, and Transport
The Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and Fibres
The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols
Protein: Amino Acids
Metabolism: Transformations and Interactions
Energy Balance and Body Composition
Weight Management: Overweight, Obesity, and Underweight
Nutrients for Energy Metabolism
Water and Electrolytes
The Antioxidant Nutrients
Nutrients for Bone Health
Nutrients for Blood Health
Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body Adaptations
Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation
Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years

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