Human Nutrition

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Author: Catherine Geissler,Hilary Powers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198768028

Category:

Page: 704

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The field of human nutrition has expanded hugely in recent years, to now encompass topics as diverse as nutritional genomics and food security. As appreciation for the importance of nutrition to human health and well-being grows, an understanding of the many aspects of the subject has never been more important. Written by a renowned team of international experts, Human Nutrition provides an authoritative, comprehensive resource for students of human nutrition and other health sciences, and a valuable source of information for everybody working in nutrition and related fields. The text opens with an exploration of the chemical characteristics of foods and nutrients, before moving on to discuss the physiology of food nutrition, micronutrients, and dietary requirements for different sections of the population. The text concludes with an assessment of the evidence base for a link between nutrient intake and disease risk, and a review of the broad discipline of public health nutrition. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre to accompany Human Nutrition features: Student Resources: Auto-marked multiple choice questions to accompany each chapter Curated links to online sources of further information 'In depth' panels: extended coverage of topics included in the book Lecturer Resources: Figures from the book: available to download for use in lectures

Advanced Human Nutrition

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Author: Medeiros,Robert E. C. Wildman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284123065

Category: Medical

Page: 470

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Written for the upper-level undergrad or graduate level majors course, Advanced Human Nutrition, Fourth Edition provides an in-depth overview of the human body and details why nutrients are important from a biochemical, physiological, and molecular perspective.

Human Nutrition

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Author: Ann Walker

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521311397

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 104

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This book is intended primarily for A-level students studying Social Biology but will be useful for many biological courses up to undergraduate level which contain an element of nutrition, including home economics and nursing

Human Nutrition

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Author: Assistant Professor Mennonite College of Nursing Illinois State University Normal Illinois Myoung Jin Kim,John Anderson,Caroline Mallory,Martin Root,University of North Carolina John Anderson,Sanford Garner

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449647421

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 500

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Human Nutrition: Healthy Options for Life provides all the essentials information students need regarding foods and nutrients, and how the body uses nutrients in relation to both health and chronic diseases. The authors provide a unique focus on the linkages between nutrients deficits and/or excesses and personal health. It helps students fully understand epidemiology, with a clear focus on the concept of the multiple risk factors involved in diseases, such as diet, heredity, and lifestyle factors.Human Nutrition: Healthy Options for Life empowers students to become more sophisticated in their own nutritional health behavior and guides them in determining appropriate serving sizes and food choices that promote health and prevent diet-related diseases.Key Features: - Student activities serve as self-tests for students who wish to expand their knowledge and understaning of nutrition. - A robust pedagogy includes chapter outlines and summaries, focus boxes, important quotes, students questions, and key word definitions, to help students better understand and retain key material. - Reviews all major nutrients including sources of energy, protein, and micronutrients. - Provides a strong emphasis on the contributions of nutrients in overall health and disease prevention. - Incorporates a review of the general nutritional recommendations and guidelines endorsed by the American Dietetics Association (ADA). - Emphasizes science-based information on the diverse nutrients and phytochemicals, an overview of lifecycle nutrition, focus on body weight and obesity, an explanation of linkages between nutritional intake patterns and the common chronic diseases, and important metabolic pathways and molecular structures.

Human Nutrition

Formerly the Heinz Handbook of Nutrition

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Author: Benjamin Theodore Burton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 611

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Human Nutrition, 2Ed

A Health Perspective

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Author: Mary Barasi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340810254

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Human Nutrition: A Health Perspective, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of nutrition, together with their application through the life cycle and in a variety of life situations. Topics covered are relevant to students in a variety of courses that include nutrition. The book is also ideal for health-related courses that address how nutrition is related to the development of diseases that afflict Western populations, and what can be done to minimize the risks of developing such diseases. To facilitate learning, the book involves readers in thinking about their own nutrition for the protection and promotion of health. Topics include food allergy, fluid intakes, sports nutrition, functional foods, and nutrients sold as supplements. The text is interspersed with study questions and diagrams to engage and maintain readers’ attention. Scientific explanations are provided in an accessible manner to help in understanding and to clarify principles. The flow of the information builds from methods of studying nutrition and essential principles about the structure of diet through an exploration of the functions of all the nutrients. The basic knowledge is applicable to a study of the major life stages and the challenges that might threaten nutritional status. The book highlights issues related to major diseases in the West such as coronary heart disease and cancer. It also considers the concept of optimizing nutrition and discusses nutrition policy and related health promotion issues.

Carbohydrates in Human Nutrition

Report of a Joint FAO/WHO Expert Consultation, Rome, 14-18 April 1997

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Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251041147

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 140

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In their efforts to improve nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Health organisation periodically convene expert consultations to provide advice to developing and developed countries. A primary objective of these consultations is the review of the state of knowledge on the role of various nutrients in the human diet, and the formulation of practical recommendations. The latest in a series of expert reports on nutrients, Carbohydrates In Human Nutrition gives the report and recommendations of a joint expert consultation on this subject which was held in Rome from April 14 to 18, 1997. Key factors that may influence consumption, health, food production and processing, food marketing and labelling are discussed. The report makes recommendations about terminology and a classification scheme for dietary carbohydrates; an energy value for dietary fibre; the minimum dietary energy intake from carbohydrates; the consumption of carbohydrate-rich foods with emphasis on traditional foods; the use of the glycemic index. An extensive bibliography is included.

Development and Processing of Vegetable Oils for Human Nutrition

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Author: Roman Przybylski,Bruce E. McDonald

Publisher: The American Oil Chemists Society

ISBN: 9780935315660

Category: Medical

Page: 133

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Development and Processing of Vegetable Oils for Human Nutrition provides the reader with up-to-date information about vegetable oils: from nutrition and food industry requirements through genetic modification and seed production to regulatory aspects of new oils and crops. This book is a valuable resource for oilseed processors, producers, breeders, agronomists, crop biochemists, nutritionists, regulatory authorities/agencies, and animal scientists.

Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition

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Author: Lindsay H Allen,Andrew Prentice

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123848857

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2190

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The role of nutrition in improving quality of life and combating disease is undeniable — and researchers from different disciplines are bringing their perspectives to bear on this fundamental topic. The 4-volume Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Third Edition, is a thorough revision of the previous award-winning version and reflects the scientific advances in the field of human nutrition. It presents the latest understanding on a wide range of nutrition-related topics including food safety, weight management, vitamins, bioengineering of foods, plant based diet and raw foods among others. New articles on organic food, biofortification, nutritional labeling and the effect of religious customs on diet, among many others, reflect the dedication to currency in this revision. It not only contains the most current and thorough information available on the topic, but also contains broader cross-referencing on emerging opportunities for potential treatment and prevention of diseases. An ideal starting point for scientific research, Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Third Edition, continues to provide authoritative information in an accessible format, making this complex discipline available to readers at both the professional and non-professional level. Selected for inclusion in Doody's Core Titles 2013, an essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries Approximately 30% new content ensures readers have the latest research information Extensive cross-referencing provides key connections between topics in this multidisciplinary field Presents current information on relationships between disease and nutrition Covers thoroughly topics ranging from nutrient biochemistry and function to clinical nutrition and the epidemiology of diet, health and disease.

Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Four-Volume Set

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Author: Lindsay Allen,Andrew Prentice

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080454283

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2000

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This Second Edition is a thorough revision and 20% expansion of the 1998 release, reflecting the continuing scientific advances in the field of human nutrition. Now a four-volume set, nearly 300 articles with concise, up-to-date information are complemented by an award-winning indexing system. Included is expanded coverage of epidemiology of diet-related diseases, functional foods, food safety, clinical nutrition and gastrointestinal disorders. Virtually everyone will find the Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition an easy-to-use resource making it an ideal reference choice for both the professional and the non-professional alike. Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. FEATURES OF SECOND PRINT EDITION * Now a four-volume set with over 250 articles * Expanded coverage of epidemiology of diet-related diseases, functional foods, food safety, and gastrointestinal disorders, among other topics ONLINE FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITIES * Browse the whole work by volume, authors or article titles * Full and extensive subject index can be searched or browsed online, and takes you directly to the indexed paragraph, section, figure or table * Basic and advanced search functionality across the entire work or by specific volume * Users can build, save and re-run seraches, as well as combine saved searches * Extensive internal cross-referencing and dynamic linking from biliographic references to primary-source material, increasing the scope of your research rapidly and effectively * All articles available as full-text HTML files, or as PDF files that can be viewed, downloaded or printed in their original format

Molecular Basis Of Human Nutrition

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Author: Tom Sanders,Peter Emery

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420023220

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Molecular Basis of Human Nutrition focuses on the metabolic basis of human nutrition, detailing recent knowledge and research in this field. It explains the biochemical functions of the essential nutrients and the physiological consequences of deficient and excessive intakes. These are described within the context of normal human diets and requirements for health. Although this book is about human nutrition, in some instances there are comparisons with and examples of other mammalian species to facilitate understanding of the principles. Molecular Basis of Human Nutrition is the only book to cover this particular subject and will prove very popular with both students and lecturers alike.

Spirulina in Human Nutrition and Health

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Author: M. E. Gershwin,Amha Belay

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420052572

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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Astonishingly rich in nutrients, Spirulina is one of the most popular and well researched functional foods in the multi-billion dollar global food supplement market. This ancient species provides readily bioavailable protein along with carotenoids, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals and has therapeutic applications in non-communicable disease such as diabetes milletus, hyperlipidemia, oxidative stress-induced diseases, inflammations, allergies, and even cancer. Growing scientific and market interests demand a high-quality, comprehensive, peer-reviewed volume on all aspects of this tiny aquatic plant. Drawing from the editors' expertise in nutrition and immunology as well as a prestigious panel of premier international researchers, Spirulina in Human Nutrition and Health provides the first complete compilation of the wealth of experimental data in a single accessible resource. Beginning with an introduction to the history and features of the plant itself, the book goes into great detail regarding its cultivation, handling, storage, and packaging, as well as applicable regulatory acts and organizations. It supplies explanations and reviews of studies involving Spirulina's use as a therapeutic food product and discusses its anti-oxidant profile and antioxidative and hepatoprotective properties. The book considers peer-reviewed studies on spirulina's effects on immunity, NK activation, and antibody production and highlights its role as an antibacterial and antiviral agent. The final chapters look at neurobiology and spirulina's effect on aging as well as potential interactions with pharmaceuticals or other bioavailable compounds. Extensively detailed and heavily referenced, Spirulina in Human Nutrition and Health is the definitive work on this highly nutritious food source.

Vitamins in Animal and Human Nutrition

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Author: Lee Russell McDowell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470376686

Category: Medical

Page: 793

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Vitamins in Animal and Human Nutrition contains concise, up-to-date information on vitamin nutrition for both animals and humans. The author defines these nutrients and describes their fascinating discovery, history and relationship to various diseases and deficiencies. Discussion of vitamins also includes their chemical structure, properties and antagonists; analytical procedures; metabolism; functions; requirements; sources; supplementation and toxicity. Vitamin-like substances, essential fatty acids and vitamin supplementation considerations are also examined. This book will be useful worldwide as a textbook and as an authoritative reference for research and extension specialists, feed manufacturers, teachers, students and others. It provides a well-balanced approach to both animal and clinical human nutrition and compares chemical, metabolic and functional aspects of vitamins and their practical and applied considerations. A unique feature of the book is its description of the implications of vitamin deficiencies and excesses and the conditions that might occur in human and various animal species.

Human Nutrition

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Author: Helen Andrews Guthrie,Mary Frances Picciano

Publisher: William C Brown Pub

ISBN: 9780815140436

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 659

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An introduction to human nutrition intended for all health students. Fundamental principles and their application are explained in three sections: digestion and absorption; vitamins; and minerals. Four life cycle chapters present the latest research in nutrition science.

Human Nutrition in the Developing World

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Author: Michael C. Latham,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251038185

Category: Medical

Page: 508

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In this publication, Professor Michael Latham draws upon his far-reaching experience in the field of international nutrition to provide a rich source of information about nutrition science, public health, food science and public policy. The text summarizes key points in human nutrition and provides information about protein, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. Special emphasis is given to the nutritional needs of infants, children, mothers and the elderly. Basic information about foods commonly found in the diets of Africans, Asians and Latin Americans is given. The book focuses on the nutritional and health consequences of inadequate food consumption. Each major nutritional disorder is described and factors contributing to malnutrition such as low food production, food insecurity, poor health status and social and cultural factors are reviewed. [This is a reprint of the 1997 edition.]

Introduction to Human Nutrition

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Author: Michael J. Gibney,Susan A. Lanham-New,Aedin Cassidy,Hester H. Vorster

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118684702

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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In this second edition of the introductory text in the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook Series, Introduction to Human Nutrition has been revised and updated to meet the needs of the contemporary student. Introduction to Human Nutrition is an essential purchase for students of nutrition and dietetics, and also for those students who major in other subjects that have a nutrition component, such as food science, medicine, pharmacy and nursing. Professionals in nutrition, dietetics, food science, medicine, health sciences and many related areas will also find much of great value within its covers.

Essentials of Human Nutrition

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Author: Stewart Truswell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198752989

Category:

Page: 744

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Food is one of the basic necessities of life, yet nutrition has only relatively recently been recognised as one of the most important determinants of individual and public health. A full understanding of this multi-faceted subject area requires an integrated approach, from molecular to societal level. Essentials of Human Nutrition provides a complete and student-friendly introduction to the field making it an ideal companion forstudents throughout their study of nutrition. Careful editing of contributions from an international team of experts draws together a broad spectrum of disciplines and promotes the practical application ofnutritional science at the human level, covering everything a student needs to know in order to understand the importance of nutrition to health and disease.

Legumes in Human Nutrition

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Author: Wallace Ruddell Aykroyd,Joyce Doughty

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251011812

Category: Cooking

Page: 152

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CliffsQuickReview Human Nutrition

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Author: Bernard A. Marcus

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544185005

Category: Medical

Page: 186

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A comprehensive review guide to help you refresh your study. This guide is particularly useful for midterms and final exams, condensing a semester's worth of information into one concise volume.

Biochemical, Physiological, and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition - E-Book

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Author: Martha H. Stipanuk,Marie A. Caudill

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323266959

Category: Medical

Page: 968

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Covering advanced nutrition with a comprehensive, easy-to-understand approach, Biochemical, Physiological, and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition, 3rd Edition focuses on the biology of human nutrition at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and whole-body levels. It addresses nutrients by classification, and describes macronutrient function from digestion to metabolism. This edition includes the new MyPlate dietary guide and recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, plus coverage of the historical evolution of nutrition and information on a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and other food components. In Biochemical, Physiological, and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition, lead authors Martha H. Stipanuk and Marie A. Caudill are joined by a team of nutrition experts in providing clear, concise, coverage of advanced nutrition. 55 expert contributors provide the latest information on all areas of the nutrition sciences. Nutrition Insight boxes discuss hot topics and take a closer look at basic science and everyday nutrition. Clinical Correlation boxes show the connection between nutrition-related problems and their effects on normal metabolism. Food Sources boxes summarize and simplify data from the USDA National Nutrient Database on the amount and types of foods needed to reach the recommended daily allowances for vitamins and minerals. DRIs Across the Life Cycle boxes highlight the latest data from the Institute of Medicine on dietary reference intakes for vitamins and minerals, including coverage of infants, children, adult males and females, and pregnant and lactating women. Life Cycle Considerations boxes highlight nutritional processes or concepts applicable to individuals of various ages and in various stages of the life span. Thinking Critically sections within boxes and at the end of chapters help in applying scientific knowledge to "real-life" situations. Lists of common abbreviations provide an overview of each chapter's content at a glance. Comprehensive cross-referencing by chapters and illustrations is used throughout. Current references and recommended readings connect you to nutrition-related literature and provide additional tools for research. Coverage of the USDA's MyPlate dietary guide reflects today's new approach to diet and nutrition. Recommendations outlined in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 are incorporated throughout the book. Updated format features more subheadings, tables, and bullets, making it easier to learn and recall key points. Updates of key chapters and boxes reflect significant changes within the fields of nutrition, biology, molecular biology, and chemistry. NEW illustrations simplify complex biochemical, physiological, and molecular processes and concepts.