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Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition

ISBN-10: 0495556467
ISBN-13: 9780495556466
Edition: 8th 2009
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Description: UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, Eighth Edition, provides the most current and comprehensive coverage of both "normal" nutrition, such as digestion and metabolism, vitamins and minerals, and life cycle nutrition, as well as "clinical"  More...

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Book details

List price: $264.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 7/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1184
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 6.424
Language: English

UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, Eighth Edition, provides the most current and comprehensive coverage of both "normal" nutrition, such as digestion and metabolism, vitamins and minerals, and life cycle nutrition, as well as "clinical" nutrition related to diseases, such as nutrition and gastrointestinal, liver, and cardiovascular diseases. The text also incorporates a number of learning tools designed to help you retain the information and apply your knowledge so you are better prepared to work in a clinical setting. Features include case studies, "How To" boxes with examples of problem-solving in real-world situations, and study questions that further conceptual understanding of the material. Regardless of your course background, the text is organized and written in a clear, easy-to-follow format that will get you actively involved in the field of nutrition.

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.

Kathryn Pinna received her M.S. and Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California at Berkeley. She has taught nutrition, food science, and human biology courses in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years and has also worked as an outpatient dietitian, Internet consultant, and freelance writer. Her other publications include the textbooks Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition for Health and Health Care. She is a registered dietitian and member of the American Society for Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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: 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
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: Hunger and Community Nutrition
Nutrition Care and Assessment
Highlight: Nutrition and Immunity
Nutrition Intervention
Highlight: Foodborne Illness
Medications, Herbal Products, and Diet-Drug Interactions
Highlight: Anemia in Illness
Enteral Nutrition Support
Highlight: Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Parenteral Nutrition Support
Highlight: Ethical Issues in Nutrition Care
Nutrition and Metabolic and Respiratory Stress
Highlight: Multiple Organ Failure
Nutrition and Disorders of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Highlight: Dental Health and Its Relationship with Chronic Illness
Nutrition and Lower Gastrointestinal Disorders
Highlight: Probiotics and Intestinal Health
Nutrition, Liver Disease, and Gallstones
Highlight: Food Allergies
Nutrition and Diabetes Mellitus
Highlight: Metabolic Syndrome
Nutrition and Cardiovascular Diseases
Highlight: Coping with Feeding Disabilities
Nutrition and Renal Diseases
Highlight: Dialysis
Nutrition, Cancer, and Hiv Infection
Highlight: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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