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Perspectives in nutrition
Wardlaw, Gordon M.
Personal Author:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : WCB/McGraw-Hill, [1999]

Physical Description:
xvi, 728 pages, 188 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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QP141 .W38 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Perspectives in Nutrition, Seventh Edition, is an introductory nutrition text appropriate for the majors and mixed-majors nutrition courses. This student-focused text presents the major concepts in nutrition including the body's use of food nutrients and diet planning throughout the life cycle. The text places special emphasis on the application of nutrition principles in everyday life by exploring the health consequences of nutrition practices.

Table of Contents

1 Nutrition Basics
1 What Nourishes You?
2 The Basis of a Healthy Diet
3 Human Digestion and Absorption
4 Metabolism
2 The Energy-Yielding Nutrients and Alcohol
5 Carbohydrates
6 Lipids
7 Proteins
8 Alcohol
3 The Vitamins and Minerals
9 The Fat-Soluble Vitamins
10 The Water-Soluble Vitamins
11 Water and the Major Minerals
12 Trace Minerals
4 Energy Production and Energy Balance
13 Energy Balance and Weight Control
14 Nutrition for Fitness and Sports
15 Eating Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge-Eating Disorder, and Other Conditions
5 Nutrition Applications in the Life Cycle
16 Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
17 Nutrition from Infancy through Adolescence
18 Nutrition During Adulthood
6 Putting Nutrition Knowledge into Practice
19 Food Safety
20 Undernutrition Throughout the World
A Chemistry: A Tool for Understanding Nutrition
B Human Physiology: A Tool for Understanding Nutrition
C Dietary Advice for Canadians
D The Exchange System: A Helpful Menu-Planning Tool
E Exchange System Lists
F Dietary Intake and Energy Expenditure Assessment
G Fatty Acids, Including Omega-3, Fatty Acids in Foods
H The 1983 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Height- Weight Table and Determination of Frame Size
I Caffeine Content of Foods
J Sources of Nutrition Information
K English-Metric Conversions, and Metric and Household Units
L Estimated Average Requirements for Nutrients: Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academies
M Food Composition Table