Nutritional Bio, Second Edition

Tom Brody, "Nutritional Bio, Second Edition"
Publisher: Academic | 1999 | ISBN 0121348369 | File type: PDF | 1006 pages | 23.6 mb

Nutritional Bio takes a scientific approach to nutrition. It covers not just "whats"nutritional requirementsbut 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 Bio includes a discussion of relevant aspects of physiology, food, 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 pres students with a realistic view of the basis for much of our understanding of nutritional bio.
* Integrates bio and nutrition in a case-oriented method
* Emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning - case histories and clinical and research data illustrate all major points
* Places emphasis on metabolism - metabolic pathways, enzymology, nutrient requirements (including RDA values)
* Reveals the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, the bio of exercise, the cell signaling pathways, how nutrition can influence the development of cancer, and the anthropometry and genetics of obesity.

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