Nutrient Metabolism - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124177628, 9780080537894

Nutrient Metabolism

1st Edition

Structures, Functions, and Genetics

Authors: Martin Kohlmeier
eBook ISBN: 9780080537894
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124177628
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2003
Page Count: 840
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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.

Key Features

Key Features

  • Highly illustrated with relevant chemical structures and metabolic pathways
  • Foreword by Steven Zeisel, Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
  • First comprehensive work on the subject


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.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chemical Senses Intake Regulation Absorption, Transport and Retention Xenobiotics Fatty Acids Carbohydrates, Alcohols and Organic Acids Amino Acids and Nitrogen Compounds Fat-soluble Vitamins and Non-nutrientsWater-soluble Vitamins and Non-nutrients Minerals and Trace Elements Applications


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About the Author

Martin Kohlmeier

Martin Kohlmeier

Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is director of the Nutrition in Medicine project, and heads the Nutrigenetics laboratory at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. His nutrition research has focused on the importance of inherited variation as a modulator of nutrient disposition and on the assessment of nutritional status of normal populations and its impact on health. He has identified low endogenous cholesterol synthesis as a cause of increased cholesterol sensitivity, the apolipoprotein E polymorphism as the main genetic modulator of vitamin K status, lactase persistence as a modulator of phytoestrogen bioavailability, and a very common MTHFD1 variant as a predictor of choline requirements. He has developed online tools that provide genotype-specific personalized nutrition guidance without revealing genetic information.

Affiliations and Expertise

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


"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)

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