- Print ISBN 9780123877840
- Electronic ISBN 9780123877888
Nutrient Metabolism, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the supply and use of nutrients in the human body and how the body regulates intake. Chapters detail the principles determining digestion and absorption of food ingredients and how these compounds and their metabolites get into the brain, cross the placenta and pass through the kidneys. Each nutrient’s coverage contains a nutritional summary that describes its function, its food sources, dietary requirements, potential health risks if deficient, and impact of excessive intake. This handbook contains the latest information on the scope of structures, processes, genes and cofactors involved in maintaining a healthy balance of nutrient supplies. Of interest to a wide range of professionals because nutrient issues connect to so many audiences, the book contains a useful link to dietary supplements.
Nutritionists, dietitians, food scientists, and biochemists who work with nutrition
"This is a formidable book, exactly what every interested reader needs to know about human nutrition. Perfect size, perfect depth and perfect presentation".
--Daniele Del Rio, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Parma, Italy
"I refer to this book often because it has specific details that I have not found in other biochemistry or nutrition textbooks."
--Marilyn Edwards, PhD, RD, Professor of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Texas, Houston, USA
"This is a comprehensive and well-referenced textbook that integrates nutrition and metabolism...a valuable resource for biochemistry educators in the healthcare professions."
--Richard Sabina, PhD, Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Michigan, USA
"This edition of Nutrient Metabolism is a key resource for researchers and those wishing to learn or update their knowledge of nutrient metabolism."
--Caryl Nowson, PhD, Chair in Nutrition and Ageing, Deakin University, Melbourne/Geelong, Australia