Nutritional Biochemistry


  • Tom Brody, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.

Nutritional Biochemistry takes a scientific approach to nutrition. It covers not just "whats"--nutritional requirements--but why they are required for human health, by describing their function at the cellular and molecular level. Each case study either leads to a subsequent discovery or enables an understanding of the physiological mechanisms of action of various nutrition-related processes. The text is "picture-oriented" and the commentary is directed towards explaining graphs, figures, and tables. Nutritional Biochemistry includes a discussion of relevant aspects of physiology, food chemistry, toxicology, pediatrics, and public health. Experimental techniques for nutritional science are emphasized, and primary data is included to help give students a feel for the nutrition literature. This "real-world" approach provides students with a realistic view of the basis for much of our understanding of nutritional biochemistry.
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Advanced undergraduate and graduate students of nutrition and related biological sciences, as well as premedical and nursing students.


Book information

  • Published: November 1998
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-134836-6

Table of Contents

Preface.Classification of Biological Structures.Digestion and Absorption.Nutrients that Resist or Escape Digestion.Regulation of Energy Metabolism.Energy Requirement.Lipids.Protein.Vitamins.Inorganic Nutrients.Appendix A: Nutrition Methodology.Appendix B: Cloning and Dot Blots.Subject Index.