Nutritional Biochemistry by Tom Brody

Nutritional Biochemistry

byTom BrodyEditorTom Brody

Hardcover | November 18, 1998

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Nutritional Biochemistry takes a scientific approach to nutrition. It covers not just "whats"--nutritional requirements--but why they are required for human health, by describing their function at the cellular and molecular level. Each case study either leads to a subsequent discovery or enables an understanding of the physiological mechanisms of action of various nutrition-related processes. The text is "picture-oriented" and the commentary is directed towards explaining graphs, figures, and tables.
Nutritional Biochemistry includes a discussion of relevant aspects of physiology, food chemistry, toxicology, pediatrics, and public health. Experimental techniques for nutritional science are emphasized, and primary data is included to help give students a feel for the nutrition literature. This "real-world" approach provides students with a realistic view of the basis for much of our understanding of nutritional biochemistry.

  • 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, nutrient requirements (including RDA values)
  • Reveals the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, the biochemistry of exercise, the cell signaling pathways, how nutrition can influence the development of cancer, and the anthropometry and genetics of obesity

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Title:Nutritional BiochemistryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1006 pages, 10 × 6.88 × 0.98 inPublished:November 18, 1998Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0121348369

ISBN - 13:9780121348366

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Table of Contents

Preface.
Classification of Biological Structures.
Digestion and Absorption.
Nutrients that Resist or Escape Digestion.
Regulation of Energy Metabolism.
Energy Requirement.
Lipids.
Protein.
Vitamins.
Inorganic Nutrients.
Appendix A: Nutrition Methodology.
Appendix B: Cloning and Dot Blots.
Subject Index.

From Our Editors

The human body is replete with built-in mechanisms that cause us to crave the fuel we rely on. Although some foods appeal to our tastebuds, specific chemicals in our brains and our need for energy, they may not be as welcome by our gastrointestinal tracts. In fact, some foods may prove to be toxic to the system. In Nutritional Biochemistry, toxicity is just one of countless topics that Tom Brody discusses. Through text and several supplementary photos, illustrations and diagrams, the book goes in depth to inform students about the cellular and molecular effects of nutrition.