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Understanding nutrition

Author: Eleanor Noss Whitney; Sharon Rady Rolfes
Publisher: Australia ; Belmont, CA : Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 13th edView all editions and formats

Includes 20 chapters beginning with core nutrition topics, such as diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and following with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Noss Whitney; Sharon Rady Rolfes
ISBN: 1133587526 9781133587521 9781133587538 1133587534 9781133606789 1133606784
OCLC Number: 805760550
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 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 foods and water --
Hunger and the global environment.
Responsibility: Ellie Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes.
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1. An Overview of Nutrition. Highlight: Nutrition Information and Misinformation--On the Net and in the News. 2. Planning a Healthy Diet. Highlight: Vegetarian Diets. 3. Digestion, Absorption, and Read more...

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