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Introduction to nutrition and metabolism / David A. Bender.


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Bender, David A.
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4th ed. - Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2008.
  • Book
  • 416 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Why Eat? Objectives The Need for Energy Metabolic Fuels Hunger and Appetite Key points Enzymes and Metabolic Pathways Objectives Chemical reactions: Breaking and Making Covalent Bonds Enzymes Factors Affecting Enzyme Activity Coenzymes and Prosthetic Groups The Classification and Naming of Enzymes Metabolic Pathways Enzymes in Clinical Chemistry and Medicine Key points The Role of ATP in Metabolism Objectives The Adenine Nucleotides Functions of ATP Phosphorylation of ADP to ATP Key points Digestion and Absorption Objectives The Gastrointestinal Tract Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates Digestion and Absorption of Fats Digestion and Absorption of Proteins The Absorption of Vitamins and Minerals Key points Energy Nutrition-the Metabolism of Carbohydrates and Fats Objectives Estimation of Energy Expenditure Energy Balance and Changes in Body Weight Metabolic Fuels in the Fed and Fasting States Energy-Yielding Metabolism The Metabolism of Fats Tissue Reserves of Metabolic Fuels Gluconeogenesis-the Synthesis of Glucose from Noncarbohydrate Precursors Key points Diet and Health-Nutrition and Chronic Diseases Objectives Chronic Diseases (the "Diseases of Affluence") Types of Evidence Linking Diet and Chronic Diseases Guidelines for a Prudent Diet Nutritional Genomics: Interactions between Diet and Genes Free Radicals, Oxidative Damage, and Antioxidant Nutrients Other Protective Compounds in Foods Key points Overweight and Obesity Objectives Desirable Body Weight The Problems of Overweight and Obesity The Causes and Treatment of Obesity Key points Protein-Energy Malnutrition-Problems of Undernutrition Objectives Problems of Deficiency Protein-Energy Malnutrition Marasmus Cachexia Kwashiorkor Key points Protein Nutrition and Metabolism Objectives Nitrogen Balance and Protein Requirements Protein Synthesis The Metabolism of Amino Acids Key points The Integration and Control of Metabolism Objectives Patterns of Metabolic Regulation Intracellular Regulation of Enzyme Activity Responses to Fast-acting Hormones by Covalent Modification of Enzyme Proteins Slow-acting Hormones: Changes in Enzyme Synthesis Hormonal Control in the Fed and Fasting States Selection of Fuel for Muscle Activity Diabetes mellitus-a Failure of Regulation of Blood Glucose Concentration Key points Micronutrients-the Vitamins and Minerals Objectives The Determination of Requirements and Intakes Vitamin A Vitamin D Vitamin E Vitamin K Vitamin B1 (thiamin) Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) Niacin Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Folic acid Biotin Pantothenic acid Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) Minerals Key points Appendix Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Publisher's Summary:
Extensively revised and updated to reflect our current understanding of nutritional and dietary requirements, "Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism, Fourth Edition" includes new information examining the role of nutrition in common chronic diseases. Also new to this edition are revised end-of-chapter exercises, key point summaries, and a CD-ROM with PowerPoint presentations for each chapter, self-assessment tests, clinical problems, a virtual laboratory, and a program for nutrient analysis and meal evaluation.Retaining the wealth of detailed information delivered in the accessible manner of its predecessors, this fourth edition continues to provide a clear introduction to the principles of nutrition and metabolism, the interactions between diet and health, and the scientific basis for dietary goals and recommendations. The author uses concise, authoritative language to emphasize and describe the underlying biochemistry that is essential to an understanding of nutrient function and the ability to evaluate and interpret future advances in nutrition science.With clear and simple diagrams, the text explores the physiological need for food and describes the metabolic pathways, their integration and control, and the biochemical basis of their nutritional and physiological importance. It covers digestion and absorption and the metabolic roles of ATP, enzymes, and coenzymes. Describing the functional utilization of protein, fats, and carbohydrates, the book discusses macronutrients in terms of energy yield, energy balance, and reserves. It also covers the endocrinology of metabolic control and the biochemistry of vitamins and minerals. Examining nutritional biochemistry and the role of diet in heath and disease, "Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism, Fourth Edition" provides the scientific basis from which to make prudent and healthy dietary recommendations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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