Understanding Nutrition

Author: Eleanor Noss Whitney,Sharon Rady Rolfes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337672378

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 50

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Chosen by more than 1 million readers, Whitney/Rolfes' UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION dispels nutrition myths, empowering you to make better nutrition choices--and enact lasting behavior change. Updated with the latest research and the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, the 15th Edition of this bestseller emphasizes strong science and nutrition basics. With their lively, reader-friendly writing style, the authors walk you step by step through the science of nutrition, while vivid illustrations and quick-reference tables make even the most difficult concepts easy to understand. The text also includes expansive weight loss information and thorough coverage of fitness and energy systems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Normal and Clinical Nutrition

Author: Sharon Rady Rolfes,Kathryn Pinna,Ellie Whitney

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 133709806X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 1152

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UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 11e, explores the latest approaches to nutrition and nutritional therapy, along with their practical applications. Starting with normal nutrition, chapters introduce nutrients and their physiological impacts, as well as recommended guidelines for good health and preventing disease. Later chapters explore clinical nutrition, including pathophysiology and dietary changes for treating a variety of medical conditions. Known for its easily digestible narrative, UNDERSTANDING NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 11e, also presents features that help you use nutrition concepts from the chapters to improve your own health or prepare for a clinical career. In-book features add to your skills and understanding with step-by-step “How To” discussions, case studies, end-of-chapter questions, and “Highlight” sections that depict the world of nutrition through a provocative lens. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Understanding Nutrition: Australian and New Zealand Edition

3rd Edition

Author: Eleanor Whitney,Sharon Rolfes,Tim Crowe,David Cameron-Smith

Publisher: Cengage AU

ISBN: 0170366677

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 848

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Building upon Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes’ classic text, this third Australian and New Zealand edition of Understanding Nutrition is a practical and engaging introduction to the core principles of nutrition. A thorough introductory guide, this text will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to optimise health and wellbeing. With its focus on Australia and New Zealand, the text incorporates current nutrition guidelines, recommendations and public health nutrition issues relevant to those studying and working in nutrition in this region of the world.

Nutritional Biochemistry

Author: Tom Brody

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780121348366

Category: Medical

Page: 1006

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Nutritional Biochemistry takes a scientific approach to nutrition. It covers not just "whats"--nutritional requirements--but why they are required for human health, by describing their function at the cellular and molecular level. Each case study either leads to a subsequent discovery or enables an understanding of the physiological mechanisms of action of various nutrition-related processes. The text is "picture-oriented" and the commentary is directed towards explaining graphs, figures, and tables. Nutritional Biochemistry includes a discussion of relevant aspects of physiology, food chemistry, toxicology, pediatrics, and public health. Experimental techniques for nutritional science are emphasized, and primary data is included to help give students a feel for the nutrition literature. This "real-world" approach provides students with a realistic view of the basis for much of our understanding of nutritional biochemistry. * Integrates biochemistry and nutrition in a case-oriented method * Emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning - case histories and clinical and research data illustrate all major points * Places emphasis on metabolism - metabolic pathways, enzymology, nutrient requirements (including RDA values) * Reveals the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, the biochemistry of exercise, the cell signaling pathways, how nutrition can influence the development of cancer, and the anthropometry and genetics of obesity.

Understanding Food Systems

Agriculture, Food Science, and Nutrition in the United States

Author: Ruth MacDonald,Cheryll Reitmeier

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128044853

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 372

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Understanding Food Systems: Agriculture, Food Science, and Nutrition in the United States explores the complex and evolving system from which the United States gets its food. From farm, to home, and everything in-between, the authors use a scientific perspective that explains the fundamentals of agricultural production, food science, and human nutrition that will guide readers through the issues that shape our food system, including political, societal, environmental, economic, and ethical concerns. Presenting the role and impact of technology, from production to processing and safety, to cultural and consumer behavior perspectives, the book also explores the link between food systems and the history of nutrients and diet patterns, and how these influence disease occurrence. Current topics of concern and debate, including the correlations between food systems and diet-related diseases, such as obesity and diabetes are explored, as are the history and current status of food insecurity and accessibility. Throughout the text, readers are exposed to current topics that play important roles in personal food choices and how they influence components of the food system. Presents the evolution of the US food system, from historical beginnings, to current consumer and political roles and responsibilities Provides farm to fork insights on production and consumption practices in the United States Explores complex topics in call-out boxes throughout the text to help readers understand the various perspectives on controversial topics

Study Guide for Whitney/Rolfes' Understanding Nutrition

Author: Eleanor Whitney,Sharon Rady Rolfes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133604439

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This study guide is replete with practice questions to help you focus on key concepts and prepare for exams! Fill-in-the-blank chapter summaries, multiple-choice sample tests, and short answer and discussion questions review important information from each section; new matching exercises and crossword puzzles help you recognize key terms; and calculation problems and figure identification items allow you to practice nutrition-related math and chemistry. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Public Health Nutrition

Author: Lawrence, Mark,Worsley, Tony

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335223206

Category: Medical

Page: 492

View: 9264

The work of public health nutritionists is to bring population-wide perspectives to the relationship between food and health.

Nourishing millions: Stories of change in nutrition: Synopsis

Author: Yosef, Sivan,Pandya-Lorch, Rajul

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN: 0896299902

Category: Political Science

Page: 4

View: 8802

In recent years, the world has seen unprecedented attention and political commitment to addressing malnutrition. Milestones such as the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, the Lancet Maternal and Child Nutrition Series, and the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) have marked the rapid rise of nutrition on the global policy and research agenda. These developments reverse years of relative neglect for nutrition. Undernutrition is a global challenge with huge social and economic costs. It kills millions of young children annually, stunts growth, erodes child development, reduces the amount of schooling children attain, and increases the likelihood of their being poor as adults, if they survive. Stunting persists through a lifetime and beyond—underweight mothers are more likely to give birth to underweight children, perpetuating undernutrition across generations. Undernutrition reduces global gross domestic product by US$1.4–$2.1 trillion a year—the size of the total economy of Africa south of the Sahara.

Fish Nutrition

Author: John Halver

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323142966

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 726

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Fish Nutrition aims to present the state of knowledge of basic and applied nutritional requirements of fishes. Most of the information found in this book involves salmonids, their nutrition, and metabolism of nutrients. This is in view of the fact that more research has been done and completed with this fish. Although applied fish nutrition is a very broad field, this book focuses on some of its aspects. These include the classes of nutrients and requirements for several types of fishes. This book comprises of 11 chapters. The first few chapters deal with the general nutrient requirements of fishes. Then, other chapters discuss calorie and energy as well as micro- and macronutrient needs and requirements. The following chapters deal with the non-nutrient components of the diet, or those that influence the characteristics of food products including texture, odor, flavor, and color. Other topics covered are enzymes and systems of intermediary metabolism (Chapter 6); feed formulation and evaluation (Chapter 7); and salmonid husbandry techniques (Chapter 9). Nutritional fish diseases are also discussed in this book. Some of these diseases include thyroid tumor, gill disease, anemia, lipoid liver degeneration, and visceral granuloma. In Chapter 11, the relationship of nutrition and pathology is given emphasis. This chapter also tackles the diet and general fish husbandry. This topic is very important, because an adequate diet for fish husbandry is the foundation of fish farming.

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Author: Ann M. Coulston,Carol J. Boushey,Mario Ferruzzi,Linda Delahanty

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128029471

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1072

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Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, Fourth Edition, is a compilation of current knowledge in clinical nutrition and an overview of the rationale and science base of its application to practice in the prevention and treatment of disease. In its fourth edition, this text continues the tradition of incorporating new discoveries and methods related to this important area of research Generating and analyzing data that summarize dietary intake and its association with disease are valuable tasks in treating disease and developing disease prevention strategies. Well-founded medical nutrition therapies can minimize disease development and related complications. Providing scientifically sound, creative, and effective nutrition interventions is both challenging and rewarding. Two new chapters on metabolomics and translational research, which have come to be used in nutrition research in recent years. The new areas of study are discussed with the perspective that the application of the scientific method is by definition an evolutionary process. A new chapter on Genetics and Diabetes which reviews the latest research on causal genetic variants and biological mechanisms responsible for the disease, and explores potential interactions with environmental factors such as diet and lifestyle. Includes all major "omics" – the exposome, metabolomics, genomics, and the gut microbiome. Expands the microbiota portions to reflect complexity of diet on gut microbial ecology, metabolism and health

Understanding Nutrition

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467263281

Category: Education

Page: 534

View: 6414

Facts101 is your complete guide to Understanding Nutrition. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Normal and Clinical Nutrition

Author: Kathryn Pinna,Sharon Rady Rolfes,Eleanor Noss Whitney,Ellie Whitney

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111427146

Category: Diet therapy

Page: 1184

View: 8546

NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 9E, International Edition provides the most current and comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of nutrition and nutrition therapy for an introductory course. The early chapters focus on "normal" nutrition, including digestion and metabolism, vitamins and minerals, and life cycle nutrition. The later chapters cover "clinical" nutrition--the pathophysiology and nutrition therapy for a wide range of medical conditions. The text integrates practical information and valuable resources to help students apply nutrition knowledge and skills to their daily lives and the clinical setting. Features, such as case studies, "How To" boxes with real-world examples, and study cards, help students apply the material and build their conceptual understanding. Regardless of the students' background, the consistent level, approachable narrative, and careful explanations in NORMAL AND CLINICAL NUTRITION, 9E, International Edition will engage students and enable them to be actively involved in the field of nutrition.

The Nature of Nutrition

A Unifying Framework from Animal Adaptation to Human Obesity

Author: Stephen J. Simpson,David Raubenheimer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691145652

Category: Medical

Page: 239

View: 9997

"Debates continue to rage about what diet is best, in part because an underlying theoretical framework for choosing one over another has been lacking. Not so any longer. "The Nature of Nutrition" demystifies the complexity of nutrition and diet choice and shows why people and other creatures eat the way they do. Along the way, readers learn about the adaptive value of cannibalism, the impact of diet on sex lives, how dietary choices affect entire ecosystems, and so much more."--Daniel Rubenstein, Princeton University ""The Nature of Nutrition" is a must-read for anyone interested in the role nutrition plays in the survival of the fittest. Starting with the "Origin of Species," Simpson and Raubenheimer guide us through the nutritional strategies that maintained reproductive health and mating behaviors despite periods of food shortage and danger from predators. The protein leverage hypothesis provides a solid foundation to explain the growing global epidemic of human obesity."--Eric Ravussin, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System "A fascinating and authoritative treatment of nutrition in an ecological and evolutionary framework. Simpson and Raubenheimer's novel perspective crosses disciplines, from the organism to the population to the ecosystem, providing a long-needed unifying framework to what has previously largely been the domain of clinical science."--Simon A. Levin, Princeton University "This outstanding book provides the first comprehensive theoretical framework for analyzing the roles of nutrition across a huge swath of fields, from ecology and evolution to conservation and human health." The Nature of Nutrition" is creative and scholarly yet approachable. I know of no other book like it."--Bernard J. Crespi, Simon Fraser University ""The Nature of Nutrition" covers a vast range of issues, from reproduction, immunology, and toxicology to insect migration, population ecology, predator-prey interactions, and ecosystem functioning, as well as applied issues such as conservation biology and human nutritional pathologies. I enjoyed each and every chapter of this excellent book."--Kenneth Wilson, Lancaster University

Nutrition and Immunity

Author: M Gershwin

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 032315073X

Category: Medical

Page: 430

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Nutrition and Immunity discusses the interaction between nutrition, immune function, and immunity, based on empirical and epidemiologic point of view. It is organized into 14 chapters that focus on experimental studies on laboratory animals, including animal models to isolate specific factors in the interaction between nutrition and immunity. The book starts with an introduction to the potential impact of nutritional factors on immune responsiveness. Two chapters deal with the evaluation of immune function and nutritional assessment. Other chapters present classic observations on malnutrition and infectious disease, involving field studies as well as studies on the effect of nutritional factors on immune ontogeny. The following chapters examine issues related to caloric intake, proteins, minerals, vitamins, lipids, breast milk, and alcohol, as well as their effects in immune function and immunity. The book’s final chapters cover future directions and the potential role of nutritional modulation in immune dysfunction. Each chapter is meant to be an authoritative review presenting the state of the art as well as providing key illustrations from classic papers in a given field. Nutritionists, immunologists, scientists, and researchers will find this book very helpful in expanding their knowledge in the interrelationship between nutrition and immunity.