ISBN: 9780702060892
Page Count: 792
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Human Nutrition - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 12th Edition

by Catherine Geissler, BDS, MS, PhD, RNutr, Hilary Powers, BSc, PhD, RNutr, Catherine Geissler, BDS, MS, PhD, RNutr and Hilary Powers, BSc, PhD, RNutr
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This 12th edition of Human Nutrition has been fully updated by a renowned team of international experts to ensure to ensure authoritative content and a global perspective. It provides a comprehensive resource for all those in the field of nutrition and other health sciences.

  • Comprehensive coverage of nutrition in one, concise volume with additional material and interactive exercises on website.

    A similar logical chapter structure throughout and textbook features in each chapter - learning objectives, key point summaries and text boxes - facilitate learning and revision.

    Incorporates latest research, for example on organic foods and sustainable agriculture.

    Team of contributors of international repute from 11 countries guarantees authoritative text.
    • New chapter on dietary reference values N
    • New section on electrolytes and water balance
    • Expanded section on HIV
    • Website:
      • updating between editions
      • online-only chapters on food commodities, e.g. cereals, vegetables and fruit, meat, fish, egg, milk and milk products
      • online examples of calculations and interactive exercises.
  • Contents

    Part 1 – Food and nutrients

    1 Food and nutrients

    2 Food and nutrient structure

    Part 2 – Body composition and macronutrient metabolism

    3 The physiology of nutrient digestion and absorption

    4 Body size and composition

    5 Energy balance and body weight regulation

    6 Carbohydrate metabolism

    7 Fat metabolism

    8 Protein metabolism and requirements

    9 Alcohol metabolism: implications for nutrition and health

    Part 3 – Micronutrient function

    10 Water-soluble vitamins

    11 Fat-soluble vitamins

    12 Minerals and trace elements

    13 Inter-micronutrient topics

    Part 4 – Dietary requirements for specific groups

    14 Infancy, childhood and adolescence

    15 Prepregnancy, pregnancy and lactation

    16 Ageing and older people

    17 Vegetarian diets

    18 Dietary considerations for sport and exercise

    Part 5 – Clinical Nutrition

    19 Cardiovascular disease

    20 Obesity

    21 Diabetes mellitus

    22 Cancers

    23 Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

    24 Nutrition and the skeleton

    25 Dental diseases

    26 Immune function, food allergies and food intolerance

    27 Eating disorders

    28 Deficiency diseases

    29 Diet and genocide interactions – nutritional genomics

    Part 6 – Public health nutrition

    30 The science of epidemiology

    31 Nutritional assessment methods

    32 Food supply, factors affecting production, trade and access

    33 Food and nutrition policies and interventions

    Glossary

    Abbreviations

    Appendix: Dietary reference values

    Index

  • Catherine Geissler, BDS, MS, PhD, RNutr, Professor Emerita of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, King's College London, London, UK; Director, Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre, Higher Education Academy, King's College London, London, UK, Hilary Powers, BSc, PhD, RNutr, Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry and Head of Human Nutrition Unit, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, Catherine Geissler, BDS, MS, PhD, RNutr, Professor Emerita of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, King's College London, London, UK; Director, Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre, Higher Education Academy, King's College London, London, UK and Hilary Powers, BSc, PhD, RNutr, Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry and Head of Human Nutrition Unit, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
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