Understanding Nutrition

ISBN-10: 0538734655

ISBN-13: 9780538734653

Edition: 12th 2011

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Book details

List price: $294.95
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: 6.336
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
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
Glossary
Index
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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