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Like its predecessors, the new and updated edition of Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients, Micronutrients, and Metabolism is an essential textbook for advanced undergraduate and first-year graduate students studying human nutrition.
This book draws on inter-related sciences including biochemistry, genetics, and physiology to provide a full understanding of nutrition science. This third edition describes the chemistry, absorption, use and excretion of each of the essential nutrients. There is comprehensive coverage of nutrient-nutrient interactions and both macro and micronutrients.
The book places strong emphasis on how nutrient-genetic interactions function with respect to disease development. The new edition includes some of the most recent descriptions of the roles nutrients play in the expression of genetic traits for a variety of degenerative diseases. It includes a new chapter explains the function of microorganisms in the maintenance and development of chronic degenerative disease.
- Chapters address clinical conditions such as obesity, starvation, hyperlipemia, renal disease and organ function.
- Includes updated information on the body's microbiotica and the daily nutrient needs of humans across the life cycle.
- Material reveals the neurodegenerative response to dietary variables with respect to the regulation of food intake.
- Chapter summaries highlight key information and case studies challenge students to integrate what they have learned to solve clinical cases.