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Title:
Nutritional biochemistry
Author:
Brody, Tom.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
San Diego : Academic Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xix, 1006 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Classification of biological structures-- Digestion and absorption-- Nutrients that resist or escape digestion-- Regulation of energy metabolism-- Energy requirement-- Lipids-- Obesity-- Protein-- Vitamins-- Inorganic nutrients-- Diet and cancer-- Nutrition methodology-- Dot blots, molecular cloning, and DNA sequencing-- Methods and terms in epidemiology
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ISBN:
9780121348366
Format :
Book

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Summary

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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Physiology, biochemistry, and nutrition come together in Brody's perfect book on nutritional biochemistry (1st ed., 1994). It is thorough and deep; however, the explanations make the difficult concepts palatable and more understandable. The explanations are illustrated with carefully selected reactions, diagrams, and structures and examples. Extras take this very fine, fully referenced, and up-to-date work beyond the ordinary. For example, the last chapter on diet and cancer offers an excellent background for anyone making a foray into that field. Recommended as a resource for an advanced level nutritional biochemistry course and for just about anyone needing a ready reference on the science of nutrition. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. J. M. Jones; College of St. Catherine


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