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Nutrition Concepts and Controversies

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ISBN-10: 0534564666

ISBN-13: 9780534564667

Edition: 8th 2000

Authors: Frances S. Sizer, Eleanor Noss Whitney

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Focusing on the application of nutrition principles, this text provides students with introductory coverage of biochemistry and physiology.
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List price: $91.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/18/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 570
Size: 8.27" wide x 10.63" long
Weight: 3.652

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).

Food Choices and Human Healthp. 1
Who Speaks On Nutrition?p. 22
Nutrition Tools - Standards and Guidelinesp. 27
The Mediterranean Diet: Does It Hold the Secret for a Healthy Heart?p. 60
The Remarkable Bodyp. 65
Should We Be Eating the "Natural" Foods of Ancient Diets?p. 88
The Carbohydrates: Sugar, Starch, Glycogen, and Fiberp. 93
Sugar and Alternative Sweeteners: Are They "Bad" for You?p. 124
The Lipids: Fats, Oils, Phospholipids, and Sterolsp. 133
Alcohol and Nutritionp. 167
The Proteins and Amino Acidsp. 175
Vegetarians versus Meat Eaters: Whose Diet Is Best?p. 203
The Vitaminsp. 209
Antioxidant Nutrients: Magic Bullets?p. 256
Water and Mineralsp. 263
Osteoporosis and Calciump. 304
Energy Balance and Healthy Body Weightp. 313
The Diet Debate: Who Chooses, Who Profits, and What Are the Risks?p. 350
Nutrients, Physical Activity, and the Body's Responsesp. 355
What Causes Eating Disorders?p. 384
Diet and Healthp. 391
Phytochemicals: Can They Prevent Chronic Diseases?p. 424
Life Cycle Nutrition: Mother and Infantp. 431
Medicines, Other Drugs, and Nutritionp. 463
Child, Teen, and Older Adultp. 469
Food, Mind, and Memoryp. 501
Food Safety and Food Technologyp. 507
Future Foods: Are the New Food Technologies Safe?p. 539
Hunger and the Global Environmentp. 547
Agribusiness and Sustainable Food Production: How to Go Forward?p. 562
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