Nutrient Metabolism: Structures, Functions, And Genes

Hardcover | May 8, 2015

byMartin KohlmeierEditorMartin Kohlmeier

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Nutrient Metabolism, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the supply and use of nutrients in the human body and how the body regulates intake. Chapters detail the principles determining digestion and absorption of food ingredients and how these compounds and their metabolites get into the brain, cross the placenta and pass through the kidneys. Each nutrient's coverage contains a nutritional summary that describes its function, its food sources, dietary requirements, potential health risks if deficient, and impact of excessive intake. This handbook contains the latest information on the scope of structures, processes, genes and cofactors involved in maintaining a healthy balance of nutrient supplies. Of interest to a wide range of professionals because nutrient issues connect to so many audiences, the book contains a useful link to dietary supplements. Latest research findings on health and clinical effects of nutrients and of interventions affecting nutrient supply or metabolism Each nutrient covered contains a nutritional summary describing its function, food sources, dietary requirements, potential health risks if deficient, and impact of excessive intake. Nutrient information immediately accessible--from source to effect--in one volume

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Nutrient Metabolism, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the supply and use of nutrients in the human body and how the body regulates intake. Chapters detail the principles determining digestion and absorption of food ingredients and how these compounds and their metabolites get into the brain, cross the placenta and p...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:898 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 8, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123877849

ISBN - 13:9780123877840

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Chemical senses
  3. Intake regulation
  4. Absorption, transport and retention
  5. Xenobiotics
  6. Fatty acids
  7. Carbohydrates, alcohols and organic acids
  8. Amino acid and nitrogen compounds
  9. Fat-soluble vitamins and food compounds
  10. Water-soluble vitamins and food compounds
  11. Minerals and trace elements
  12. Applications

Editorial Reviews

"...an excellent and very comprehensive resource both for my varied research interests and for teaching purposes."
-Elizabeth K. Lund, Institute of Food Research, Norwich, U.K. (November 2004)

"One positive aspect of this book is its thoroughly and fully comprehensive coverage of its subject. This volume is highly recommended for academic libraries and those of practitioners."
-AMERICAN REFERENCE BOOKS (2004)