Nutrient Metabolism

Structures, Functions, and Genetics


  • Martin Kohlmeier, Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Nutrient Metabolism defines the molecular fate of nutrients and other dietary compounds in humans, as well as outlining the molecular basis of processes supporting nutrition, such as chemical sensing and appetite control. It focuses on the presentation of nutritional biochemistry; and the reader is given a clear and specific perspective on the events that control utilization of dietary compounds. Slightly over 100 self-contained chapters cover all essential and important nutrients as well as many other dietary compounds with relevance for human health. An essential read for healthcare professionals and researchers in all areas of health and nutrition who want to access the wealth of nutrition knowledge available today in one single source.
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Healthcare professionals (physicians, nutritionists, dieticians etc), biochemists,advanced level undergraduates and post graduates in medicine, nutrition, dietetics, pharmacy, and biology, Epidemiologists, geneticists, R&D personnel in food industry and research, scientists and professionals interested in appetite control, and anyone interested in human nutrition, and nutrient metabolism and function.


Book information

  • Published: October 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-417762-8


"One positive aspect of this book is its thoroughly and fully comprehensive coverage of its subject. This volume is highly recommended for academic libraries and those of practitioners." -AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS (2004)

Table of Contents

IntroductionChemical SensesIntake RegulationAbsorption, Transport and RetentionXenobioticsFatty AcidsCarbohydrates, Alcohols and Organic AcidsAmino Acids and Nitrogen CompoundsFat-soluble Vitamins and Non-nutrientsWater-soluble Vitamins and Non-nutrientsMinerals and Trace ElementsApplications