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Williams' Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy

ISBN-10: 032306860X
ISBN-13: 9780323068604
Edition: 10th 2010
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Book details

List price: $87.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 11/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.190

Case studies illustrate key concepts in authentic, "real-life" scenarios that reinforce learning and promote nutritional applications. Cultural Content boxes highlight the critical, yet often overlooked, role culture plays in nutrition - a role that is becoming more important as the population becomes more diverse. Feature boxes spotlight newsworthy issues related to the chapter topic, including: Diet-Medications Interactions - dietary warnings related to specific prescription drugs. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) - information on the uses, contraindications, and advantages/disadvantages of common herbs and supplements. Focus on Food Safety - important storage and preparation considerations for preventing food-borne illness. Health Promotion sections in each chapter emphasize the importance of health promotion and wellness as part of an effort to stress healthy lifestyle choices and prevention as the best "medicine." Websites of Interest at the end of every chapter lists reliable Internet resources for further study and exploration of various nutrition topics. Key terms are highlighted throughout the text with definitions on the same page for instant reference. Includes complimentary online access to Nutritrac 5.0, the latest version of Mosby's premier nutrition and exercise management program that features over 1,000 new foods and enhanced functionality.Evidence-Based Practice boxes emphasize the importance of using research to achieve the best possible patient outcomes. Expanded health promotion coverage includes the World Health Organization's definition of "health," the concept of wellness, and patient education. An in-depth discussion of childhood obesity explores the impact and prevention of this major health concern. Additional information on metabolic syndrome examines its effects on the cardiovascular system. Coverage of nutrition support includes the use of adapted feeding tools to aid patients in various disease states. Perspective in Practice boxes offer quick access to practical applications of nutrition principles. Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes features the latest updates from the American Dietetic Association.

Introduction to Human Nutrition
Nutrition and Health
Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism
Carbohydrates
Lipids
Proteins
Vitamins
Minerals
Energy Balance
Community Nutrition & The Life Cycle
The Food Environment and Food Habits
Family Nutrition Counseling: Food Needs and Costs
Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation
Nutrition for Normal Growth and Development
Nutrition for Adults: Early, Middle, and Later Years
Nutrition and Physical Fitness
The Complexity of Obesity: Beyond Energy Balance
Introduction to Clinical Nutrition
Nutrition Assessment and Nutrition Therapy in Patient Care
Metabolic Stress
Drug-Nutrient Interactions
Nutrition Support: Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Diseases of the Heart, Blood Vessels, and Lungs
Diabetes Mellitus
Renal Disease
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Cancer
Appendixes
Body Mass Index: Obesity Values
Choose Your Foods: Exchange Lists for Diabetes
Food Sources of Oxalates
Calculation Aids and Conversion Tables
Cultural Dietary Patterns and Religious Dietary Practices
Federal Food Assistance Programs

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