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Understanding nutrition

Author: Eleanor Noss Whitney; Sharon Rady Rolfes
Publisher: Boston, MA, USA : Cengage, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifteenth edition, loose-leaf editionView all editions and formats
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"The bestselling 'Understanding Nutrition' makes the science of nutrition meaningful and memorable. Updated with the latest available research and the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, the 15th Edition emphasizes active learning and prepares students for their future careers. Authors Whitney and Rolfes draw readers into the study of nutrition with a lively and approachable writing style--dispelling students'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Noss Whitney; Sharon Rady Rolfes
ISBN: 9781337556316 1337556319
OCLC Number: 1078877605
Notes: Includes tables for dietary reference intakes, daily values for food labels, and body mass index.
Description: xix, 665 pages, 127 pages in various pagings : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: An overview of nutrition --
Planning a healthy diet --
Digestion, absorption, and transport --
The carbohydrates : sugars, starches, and fibers --
The lipids : triglycerides, phospholipids, and sterols --
Protein : amino acids --
Energy metabolism --
Energy balance and body composition --
Weight management : overweight, obesity and underweight --
The water-soluble vitamins : B vitamins and vitamin C --
The fat-soluble vitamins : A, D, E, and K --
Water and the major minerals --
The trace minerals --
Fitness : physical activity, nutrients, and body adaptations --
Life cycle nutrition : pregnancy and lactation --
Life cycle nutrition : infancy, childhood, and adolescence --
Life cycle nutrition : adulthood and the later years --
Diet and health --
Consumer concerns about food and water --
Hunger and the global environment.
Responsibility: Ellie Witney, Sharon Rady Rolfes.

Abstract:

"The bestselling 'Understanding Nutrition' makes the science of nutrition meaningful and memorable. Updated with the latest available research and the new 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, the 15th Edition emphasizes active learning and prepares students for their future careers. Authors Whitney and Rolfes draw readers into the study of nutrition with a lively and approachable writing style--dispelling students' existing misconceptions and empowering them to make better nutrition choices and enact lasting behavior change." -- From the publisher.
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