Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism

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Cengage Learning, Jun 1, 2012 - Medical - 608 pages
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Current, comprehensive, and designed to maximize clarity of the concepts students need to know, longtime best seller ADVANCED NUTRITION AND HUMAN METABOLISM, SIXTH EDITION delivers its signature quality content in a student-friendly presentation. This respected market leader is accessible, with relevant examples, illustrations, applications, tables, and figures to emphasize key concepts. The authors have thoroughly updated the art for this edition by adding several new figures and improving accuracy and clarity of the existing ones. This text continues to set the standard through the authors' ability to clearly and accurately explain even the most complex metabolic processes and concepts. It's the only book written for undergraduates that consistently stays at that level. Providing thorough and detailed coverage, the text equips students with a solid understanding of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. It covers the biochemistry of vitamins, minerals, and energy nutrients. It also examines the structure and function of water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins and their regulatory role in metabolism, looks at electrolyte and fluid balance, and covers the role of nutrition in the development or exacerbation of chronic disease. With ADVANCED NUTRITION AND HUMAN METABOLISM, SIXTH EDITION, students will be well prepared to continue their studies in the field of nutrition.
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Contents

The Cell A Microcosm of Life
1
The Digestive System Mechanism for Nourishing the Body
33
Carbohydrates
63
Fiber
111
Lipids
137
Protein
183
Integration and Regulation of Metabolism and the Impact of Exercise and Sport
249
Body Composition Energy Expenditure and Energy Balance
275
FatSoluble Vitamins
371
Major Minerals
425
Water and Electrolytes
455
Essential Trace and Ultratrace Minerals
481
Nonessential Trace and Ultratrace Minerals
547
Glossary
563
Index
569
Copyright

WaterSoluble Vitamins
307

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About the author (2012)

Sareen Gropper is a professor with the College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University; she also has a secondary appointment with the University's College of Medicine. Dr. Gropper is a Registered Dietitian and has expertise in nutrient metabolism as well as medical nutrition.

Jack Smith was Professor and Chair of the nation's largest nutrition department at the University of Delaware. He is now retired. Metabolism is his area of expertise.

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