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Understanding nutrition

Author: Eleanor Noss Whitney; Sharon Rady Rolfes
Publisher: Australia : Cengage Learning, [2019].
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifteenth edition, student editionView all editions and formats
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"Understanding nutrition presents the core information of an introductory nutrition course. The early chapters introduce the nutrients and their work in the body, and the later chapters apply that information to people's lives, describing the role of foods and nutrients in energy balance and weight control, in physical activity, in the life cycle, in disease prevention in food safety, and in hunger."--Préface.
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Manuels d'enseignement supérieur
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Noss Whitney; Sharon Rady Rolfes
ISBN: 9781337392693 1337392693
OCLC Number: 1084365080
Description: xix, 665 pages, 125 pages diversement numérotées : illustrations en couleur, cartes en couleur, graphiques en couleur ; 29 cm.
Contents: 1. An overview of nutrition --
2. Planning a healthy diet --
3. Digestion, absorption, and transport --
4. The carbohydrates: sugars, starches, and fibers --
5. The lipids: triglycerides, phospholipids, and sterols --
6. Protein: amino acids --
7. Energy metabolism --
8. Energy balance and body composition --
9. Weight management: overweight, obesity, and underweight --
10. The water-soluble vitamins: B vitamins and vitamin C --
11. The fat-soluble vitamins: A, D, E, and K --
12. Water and the major minerals --
13. The trace minerals --
14. Fitness: physical activity, nutrients, and body adaptations --
15. Life cycle nutrition: pregnancy and lactation --
16. Life cycle nutrition: infancy, childhood, and adolescence --
17. Life cycle nutrition: adulthood and the later years --
18. Diet and health --
19. Consumer concerns about foods and water --
20. Hunger and the global environment.
Responsibility: Ellie Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes.

Abstract:

"Understanding nutrition presents the core information of an introductory nutrition course. The early chapters introduce the nutrients and their work in the body, and the later chapters apply that information to people's lives, describing the role of foods and nutrients in energy balance and weight control, in physical activity, in the life cycle, in disease prevention in food safety, and in hunger."--Préface.
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