A scientific look at the biological bases of human nutrition. Covering advanced nutrition with a comprehensive, easy-to-understand approach, Biochemical, Physiological, and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition, 4th Edition, focuses on nutrition at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and whole-body levels. Written by Martha Stipanuk, Marie Caudill, and a team of nutrition experts, the text addresses nutrients by classification, and describes macronutrient function from digestion to metabolism. This edition includes the most current recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, plus coverage of the historical evolution of nutrition and information on a wide range of vitamins, minerals, and other food components.
Unit I: Nutrients 1. Nutrients: History and Definitions 2. Guidelines for Food and Nutrient Intake
Unit II: Structure and Properties of the Macronutrients 3. Structure, Nomenclature, and Properties of Carbohydrates 4. Structure, Nomenclature, and Properties of Lipids 5. Structure, Nomenclature, and Properties of Proteins and Amino Acids
Unit III: Digestion and Absorption of the Macronutrients 6. Overview of Digestion and Absorption 7. Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates 8. Digestion and Absorption of Lipids 9. Digestion and Absorption of Protein
Unit IV: Metabolism of the Macronutrients 10. Central Aspects of Macronutrient Metabolism 11. Overview of the Regulation of Macronutrient Metabolism 12. Metabolism of Carbohydrate 13 Metabolism of Fatty Acids, Acylglycerols, and Sphingolipids 14. Cholesterol and Lipoproteins: Synthesis, Transport, and Metabolism 15. Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism 16. Metabolism of Individual Amino Acids Unit V: Macronutrient Requirements 17. Total Energy Requirement: Energy Expenditure, Growth, and Energy Stores 18. Requirements or Recommended Intakes for Carbohydrate and Lipid 19. Protein and Amino Acid Requirements 20. Consequences of Energy Imbalance: Obesity and Undernutrition
Unit VI. The Vitamins 21. Niacin, Riboflavin and Thiamin 22. Folate, Choline, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B6 23. Biotin and Pantothenic Acid 24. Vitamin C 25. Vitamin K 26. Vitamin E 27. Vitamin A 28. Vitamin D
Unit VII: The Minerals 29. Calcium and Phosphorus 30. Magnesium 31. Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium 32. Body Fluids and Water Balance 33. Iron 34. Zinc, Copper, and Manganese 35. Iodine 36. Selenium 37. Fluoride 38. Molybdenum and the Beneficial Bioactive Trace Elements
Caudill, Marie A. Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.