By presenting actual studies, "Nutritional Biochemistry" is an exciting and unique book that allows students to receive a hands-on perspective of the field. Each case study either leads to a subsequent discovery or enables an understanding of the physiologic mechanisms of action of various nutrition-related processes. This "real-world" approach allows students to come away with a realistically informed view of the basis for much of our understanding of nutritional biochemistry. The text: integrates biochemistry 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, and nutrient requirements (including new RDA values); contains clinical nutrition applications - new functions of zinc, new drugs for ulcers, monounsaturated fatty acids and their use in treating cardiovascular diseases.
- Hardback | 562 pages
- 180.34 x 256.54 x 38.1mm | 1,315.41g
- 01 Feb 1994
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- bibliography, index
Table of contents
Classification of biological structures; digestion and absorption; nutrients resisting or escaping digestion; lipids; regulation of energy metabolism; protein; energy requirements; vitamins; inorganic nutrients; appendices; nutrition methodology; cloning and dot blots; hybridization; nitrocellulose; obtaining the [32P] DNA probe; reverse transcriptase and terminal transferace; using drug resistance as a selection technique.