An Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism

An Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism

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The second edition of this established textbook provides an accomplished introduction to the principles of nutrition and metabolism with increasing emphasis on the integration and control of metabolism. This book explores the interactions between diet and health and explains the basis for current dietary goals and recommendations. Essential biochemistry for understanding functions of nutrients and the importance of diet and nutrition in health and disease is presented in a clear and authoritative manner. Dr Bender's text asks the question 'Why eat?', and explores the role of diet in the development of the 'diseases of the affluent' as well as obesity and undernutrition. Clear and simple diagrams aid the discussion of metabolic pathways, and nutritional and physiological aspects are linked throughout. This is an essential text for anyone studying nutrition, dietetics, food science and medicine at an introductory level.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 612.35g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0748407812
  • 9780748407811

Table of contents

1. Why Eat?, 2. Diet and health: the diseases of affluence, 3. The chemical basis of life, 4. Chemical reactions: enzymes and metabolic pathways, 5. The role of ATP in metabolism, 6. Digestion and absorption, 7. Energy nurtrition: the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, 8. Overweight and obesity, 9. Protein-energy malnutrition: problems of undernutrition, 10. Protein nutrition and metabolism, 11. The integration and control of metabolism, 12.Micronutrients: the vitamins and minerals, Appendix One: Units of physical quantities; multiples and submultiples of units, Appendix Two: The nutrient yields of some common foods.show more

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