Understanding Nutrition, 13th Edition

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Jul, 2012

About Understanding Nutrition, 13th Edition

This best-selling introductory nutrition text is praised for its approachable narrative, engaging presentation, and careful explanations. The new Thirteenth Edition of Whitney and Rolfes' UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION takes the study of nutrition to a new level with an integrated pedagogy and an emphasis on active learning, assignable content, and integrated resources. From its beautiful and carefully developed art program to its strong science base, contemporary coverage, and market-leading supplements, the Thirteenth Edition of UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with its readers and continues to set the standard for texts in this market. This text includes 20 chapters beginning with core nutrition topics, such as diet planning, macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and following with chapters on diet and health, fitness, life span nutrition, food safety, and world hunger. UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with students--engaging them as it teaches the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. Take a fresh look at UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Overview of Nutrition
Chapter 2: Planning a Healthy Diet
Chapter 3: Digestion, Absorption, and Transport
Chapter 4: The Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and Fibers
Chapter 5: The Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Sterols
Chapter 6: Protein: Amino Acids
Chapter 7: Energy Metabolism
Chapter 8: Energy Balance and Body Composition
Chapter 9: Weight Management: Overweight, Obesity, and Underweight
Chapter 10: The Water-Soluble Vitamins: B Vitamins and Vitamin C
Chapter 11: The Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, and K
Chapter 12: Water and the Major Minerals
Chapter 13: The Trace Minerals
Chapter 14: Fitness: Physical Activity, Nutrients, and Body Adaptations
Chapter 15: Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy and Lactation
Chapter 16: Life Cycle Nutrition: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
Chapter 17: Life Cycle Nutrition: Adulthood and the Later Years
Chapter 18: Diet and Health
Chapter 19: Consumer Concerns about Foods and Water
Chapter 20: Hunger and the Global Environment

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