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Understanding Nutrition

ISBN-10: 0495116696
ISBN-13: 9780495116691
Edition: 11th 2008
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Description: This is the most widely used introductory nutrition text used by students from around the world and you will see that it's a text worth keeping! Not only will this best-selling book help you excel in your nutrition course, Whitney and Rolfes'  More...

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Book details

List price: $330.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/30/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 960
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 5.500

This is the most widely used introductory nutrition text used by students from around the world and you will see that it's a text worth keeping! Not only will this best-selling book help you excel in your nutrition course, Whitney and Rolfes' UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION will also guide you in applying the most current nutrition research and show the relevance to your own life. UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION is at the forefront of the latest advances in human nutrition-helping you understand what the scientific facts tell us about human nutrition and health. Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes begin with the basics-an introduction to the nutrientsand then guide you through every important topic covered in today's nutrition courses. Linked chapter by chapter to the ThomsonNOW?, a new online resource that provides you with PERSONALIZED STUDY tools, Thomson Audio Study Products, animations that clarify complex processes, and much more, this Eleventh Edition of UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION features everything you need to keep on top of this quickly evolving field.

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: Sugar, Starch, And Fibers
Highlight: Alternatives to Sugar
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 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 Medicines
Consumer Concerns About Foods And Water
Highlight: Food Biotechnology
Hunger And Global Environmental Problems
Highlight: Progress Toward Sustainable Food Production
Cells, Hormones, and Nerves
Basic Chemistry Concepts
Biochemical Structures and Pathways
Measures of Protein Quality
Nutrition Assessment
NEW! Physical Activity and Energy Requirements
United States: Exchange Lists
Table of Food Composition
WHO: Nutrition Recommendations
Canada: Choice System and Guidelines
Glossary

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