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Advanced Human Nutrition, Third Edition

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    Third Edition
    ISBN: 9781284036664

Denis M Medeiros & Robert E.C. Wildman

Written for the upper-level undergrad or graduate level majors course, Advanced Human Nutrition, Third Edition provides an in-depth overview of the human body and details why nutrients are important from a biochemical, physiological, and molecular perspective.  Through it's writing style and clear figures and illustrations, the Third Edition clearly outlines metabolism and the molecular functions of nutrients. A variety of pedagogical elements within the text, such as “Here’s Where You Have Been” and “Here’s Where You Are Going,” help clarify key points from the chapter and provide real-world examples to bring the content to life.

Topics covered include

    human nutrition, digestion, and absorption with relation to organs, exocrine and endocrine functions, histology, and absorptive activities
    macronutrients during exercise and the role of liquids and sports drinks
    cell aging, damage and repair systems
    microflora and satiety/hunger mechanisms
    prevalent diseases in western cultures such as coronary heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis

Features & Benefits

    Includes new chapters on Fiber and Nutraceuricals and Functional Foods
    “Before You Go On” asks students to reflect upon what they’ve just read. This allows them to go back and re-read portions of the text if they do not readily grasp the material.
    “Special Features” on focused topics add depth to the chapter and, in some cases, allow the student to view the application of basic science.
    Concept and reasoning checks highlight key points from preceding chapters as well as major points in the upcoming chapter.
    A bulleted summary at the end of each chapter highlights the major points presented.
    A glossary with key terms and definitions is included in the back of the book.

Table of Contents

Chapter  1  Foundations of the Human Body
Chapter  2  Digestion and Absorption
Chapter  3  Carbohydrates: Energy, Metabolism, and More
Chapter  4  Dietary Fiber: Digestion and Health
Chapter  5  Lipids: Fatty Acids, Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols
Chapter  6  Proteins and Amino Acids: Function, Quantity, and Quality
Chapter  7  Water
Chapter  8  Metabolism, Energy Balance, Body Weight, and Composition
Chapter  9  Nutrition, Exercise, and Athletic Performance
Chapter  10  Fat-Soluble Vitamins
Chapter  11  Water-Soluble Vitamins
Chapter  12  Major Minerals
Chapter  13  Minor Minerals
Chapter  14  Functional Foods

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