Nutritional biochemistry / Tom Brody.
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- ISBN: 9780121348366
- ISBN: 0121348369
- ISBN: 9780080512914
- ISBN: 0080512917
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xix, 1006 pages) : illustrations
- Edition: 2nd ed.
- Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, ©1999.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| 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.
Classification of biological structures-- Digestion and absorption-- Nutrients that resist or escape digestion-- Regulation of energy metabolism-- Energy requirement-- Lipids-- Obesity-- Protein-- Vitamins-- Inorganic nutrients-- Diet and cancer-- Nutrition methodology-- Dot blots, molecular cloning, and DNA sequencing-- Methods and terms in epidemiology.
|Summary:|| 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.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.