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Biochemical, Physiological, and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition

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.

Hardbound, 968 Pages

Published: March 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0959-9


  • Unit I: Nutrients: Essential and Nonessential

    1. Nutrients: History and Definitions

    2. Nonessential Food Components with Health Benefits

    3. Guidelines for Food and Nutrient Intake

    Unit II: Structure and Properties of the Macronutrients

    4. Structure, Nomenclature, and Properties of Carbohydrates

    5. Structure and Properties of Proteins and Amino Acids

    6. Lipid Structure, Nomenclature, and Chemical Properties

    Unit III: Digestion and Absorption of the Macronutrients

    7. Overview of Digestion and Absorption

    8. Carbohydrate Digestion and Absorption

    9. Digestion and Absorption of Protein

    10. Digestion and Absorption of Lipids

    11. Dietary Fiber

    Unit IV: Metabolism of the Macronutrients

    12. Carbohydrate Metabolism: Synthesis and Oxidation

    13. Protein Synthesis and Degradation

    14. Amino Acid Metabolism

    15. Protein and Amino Acid Requirements

    16. Metabolism of Fatty Acids, Acylglycerols, and Sphingolipids

    17. Cholesterol and Lipoproteins: Synthesis, Transport, and Metabolism

    18. Lipid Metabolism: Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

    19. Regulation of Fuel Utilization in Response to Food Intake

    20. Regulation of Fuel Utilization in Response to Physical Activity

    Unit V: Energy

    21. Cellular and Whole-Animal Energetics

    22. Control of Energy Balance

    23. Disturbances of Energy Balance

    Unit VI: The Vitamins

    24. Niacin, Riboflavin and Thiamin

    25. Folate, Choline, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B6

    26. Biotin and Pantothenic Acid

    27. Vitamin C

    28. Vitamin K

    29. Vitamin E

    30. Vitamin A

    31. Vitamin D

    Unit VII: The Minerals and Water

    32. Calcium and Phosphorus

    33. Magnesium

    34. Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium

    35. Body Fluids and Water Balance

    36. Iron

    37. Zinc, Copper, and Manganese

    38. Iodine

    39. Selenium

    40. Fluoride

    41. Molybdenum and Beneficial Bioactive Trace Elements


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