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Human Nutrition

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    ISBN: 9781449698744
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    ISBN: 9781449698744

Anderson, Root and Garner

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"This is a nice, easy-to-read book packed with all the information students need to learn about nutrition and the basic tools for healthy eating..."

Human Nutrition: Healthy Options for Life provides all the essentials information students need regarding foods and nutrients, and how the body uses nutrients in relation to both health and chronic diseases. The authors provide a unique focus on the linkages between nutrients deficits and/or excesses and personal health.  It helps students fully understand epidemiology, with a clear focus on the concept of the multiple risk factors involved in diseases, such as diet, heredity, and lifestyle factors.

Human Nutrition: Healthy Options for Life empowers students to become more sophisticated in their own nutritional health behavior and guides them in determining appropriate serving sizes and food choices that promote health and prevent diet-related diseases.

Features & Benefits

- Student activities serve as self-tests for students who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of nutrition.
- A robust pedagogy includes chapter outlines and summaries, focus boxes, important quotes, students questions, and key word definitions, to help students better understand and retain key material.
- Reviews all major nutrients including sources of energy, protein, and micronutrients.
- Provides a strong emphasis on the contributions of nutrients in overall health and disease prevention.
- Incorporates a review of the general nutritional recommendations and guidelines endorsed by the American Dietetics Association (ADA).
- Emphasizes science-based information on the diverse nutrients and phytochemicals, an overview of lifecycle nutrition, focus on body weight and obesity, an explanation of linkages between nutritional intake patterns and the common chronic diseases, and important metabolic pathways and molecular structures.

Table of contents:

Chapter  1  An Introduction to Foods, Nutrients, and Human Health
Chapter  2  Food Labels, Food Groups, and Phytochemicals
Reflection on Food Processing and Food Safety
Chapter  3  Digestion of Foods and Absorption of Nutrients
Chapter  4  Energy and Metabolism
Chapter  5  Carbohydrates
Reflection on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Disease of Altered Glucose Metabolism
Chapter  6  Fats and Other Lipids
Reflection on Cardiovascular Disease
Chapter  7  Proteins
Chapter  8  Vitamins
Chapter  9  Water and Minerals
Chapter  10  Nutrition During Pregnancy, Lactation, and Infancy
Chapter  11  Nutrition Across the Life Cycle
Chapter  12  Obesity and Weight Control
Chapter  13  Nutritional Needs for Physically Active Adults and Athletes
Chapter  14  Diet-Related Cancers and Other Chronic Diseases
Chapter  15  Nutrition and Hunger: A Global Problem
Chapter  16  Human Nutrition: Healthy Options for Life

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