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Nutrient Metabolism: Structures, Functions, and Genes

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 08 May 2015

Handbook of Nutrients: Structures, Metabolism and Genetics 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 covered contains a nutritional summary that describes their function, their 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. The book is likely of interest to a wide range of professionals because nutrient issues connect to so many audiences. The link to dietary supplements is an important one that could draw the attention even of educated lay readers.

 

 

 

  • 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 their function, their 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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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780123877840
ISBN-10: 0123877849
Pagini: 898
Dimensiuni: 216 x 276 x 45 mm
Greutate: 1.98 kg
Ediția: 2nd edition.
Editura: ELSEVIER SCIENCE

Public țintă

Nutritionists, dietitians, food scientists, and biochemists who work with nutrition

Cuprins

  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

Recenzii

"This is a formidable book, exactly what every interested reader needs to know about human nutrition. Perfect size, perfect depth and perfect presentation." --Daniele Del Rio, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Parma, Italy
"I refer to this book often because it has specific details that I have not found in other biochemistry or nutrition textbooks." --Marilyn Edwards, PhD, RD, Professor of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Texas, Houston, USA
"This is a comprehensive and well-referenced textbook that integrates nutrition and metabolism...a valuable resource for biochemistry educators in the healthcare professions." --Richard Sabina, PhD, Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Michigan, USA
"This edition of Nutrient Metabolism is a key resource for researchers and those wishing to learn or update their knowledge of nutrient metabolism." --Caryl Nowson, PhD, Chair in Nutrition and Ageing, Deakin University, Melbourne/Geelong, Australia