The Science Of Nutrition by Janice J. Thompson

The Science Of Nutrition

byJanice J. Thompson

Hardcover | January 7, 2016

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Helping students navigate nutrition’s tough topics for a deeper understanding

The Science of Nutrition offers the best combination of text and media to help students master the toughest nutrition concepts in the course, while providing the richest support to save instructors’ time. This best selling, thoroughly current, research-based nutrition text is uniquely organized around the highly regarded functional approach, which organizes vitamins and minerals based on their functions within the body and is easily seen in the organization of the micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) chapters.


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About The Author

Janice L. Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM University of Bristol, University of New Mexico Janice Thompson is Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Bristol, England. Her work in the United Kingdom focuses on developing nutrition and physical activity interventions to reduce the risk for chronic diseases in high-risk popula...
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Title:The Science Of NutritionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:976 pages, 10.9 × 8.8 × 1.5 inPublished:January 7, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Science of Nutrition

2. Designing a Healthful Diet

3. The Human Body

4. Carbohydrates

4.5. In Depth: Alcohol

5. Lipids

6. Proteins

7. Metabolism

7.5. In-Depth: Vitamins and Minerals

8.  Nutrients Involved in Energy Metabolism

9.  Nutrients Involved in Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

10. Nutrients Involved in Antioxidant Function and Vision

10A. In-Depth: Phytochemicals

11. Nutrients Involved in Bone Health

12. Nutrients Involved in Blood Health and Immunity

13. Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Body Weight

13A. In-Depth: Disordered Eating

14. Nutrition and Physical Activity

15. Food Safety and Technology

16. Food Security, Equity, and the Environment

17. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Pregnancy and the First Year of Life

18. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: Childhood and Adolescence

19. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle: The Later Years