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Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism [Hardcover]

Sareen S. Gropper , Jack L. Smith
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Feb. 14 2008 0495116572 978-0495116578 5
Current and comprehensive and designed to maximize clarity of the concepts you need to know, longtime best seller ADVANCED NUTRITION AND HUMAN METABOLISM, 5e, delivers its signature quality content in a more student-friendly presentation. With a striking new design, this respected market leader is more accessible, with relevant examples, illustrations, applications, tables, and figures to emphasize key concepts. This text continues to set the standard through the authors' ability to clearly and accurately explain even the most complex metabolic processes and concepts. The authors have updated the art for this edition with easier-to-understand captions that illuminate the processes being shown. It's the only book written for undergraduates that consistently stays at that level. Providing thorough and detailed coverage, the text equips you with a solid understanding of digestion, absorption, and metabolism of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. It covers the biochemistry of vitamins, minerals, and energy nutrients. It also examines the structure and function of water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins and their regulatory role in metabolism, looks at electrolyte and fluid balance, and covers the role of nutrition in the development or exacerbation of chronic disease. With ADVANCED NUTRITION AND HUMAN METABOLISM, 5e, you are well prepared as you continue your journey in the field of nutrition.

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SECTION I: CELLS AND THEIR NOURISHMENT. 1. The Cell: A Microcosm of Life. 2. The Digestive System: Mechanism for Nourishing the Body. SECTION II: MACRONUTRIENTS AND THEIR METABOLISM. 3. Carbohydrates. 4. Fiber. 5. Lipids. 6. Protein. 7. Integration and Regulation of Metabolism and the Impact of Exercise and Sport. 8. Body Composition, Energy Expenditure, and Energy Balance. SECTION III: THE REGULATORY NUTRIENTS. 9. The Water-Soluble Vitamins. 10. The Fat-Soluble Vitamins. 11. Major Minerals. 12. Water and Electrolytes. 13. Essential Trace Minerals. 14. Additional Ultratrace Minerals. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Sareen Gropper is a professor and graduate program director at the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management at Auburn University. She is an expert in the area of infant feeding and lactation.

Jack Smith was Professor and Chair of the nation's largest nutrition department at the University of Delaware. He is now retired. Metabolism is his area of expertise.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for the biochemistry of nutrition Feb. 27 2010
I bought this book mainly for my PhD comprehensive exams in Nutrition. My department is pretty demanding and they ask you a lot of questions regarding biochemistry. Several friends of mine recommended this book. And it was indeed a great acquisition! One of the best purchases I've made so far! I'm sure it will be useful not only for the comps, but also to my research/teaching career.

It is very comprehensive on metabolism of all nutrients, explaining about reactions, cycles, carriers, properties, functions, etc. It is not coloured, but the use of red helps to contrast especial aspects of figures and tables, in which, BTW, it is very rich. It has also several short texts at the end of each chapter called "Perspective" that addresses different diseases, current topics, etc.

In my opinion, if you want to deepen your knowledge on metabolism and on biochemistry of nutrition, this is the book you need. Be you a researcher, a professor, or a clinician, Advanced Nutrition will be a great addition to your "essential nutrition knowledge."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this front to back before grad school March 17 2010
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This book provides essential nutrition basics. It is easy to understand and you can lift it without back strain. I bought it while midway through my graduate courses in nutrition, though should have read it before and used it as a reference during.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great book June 28 2010
By g.richardson - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is thorough and does not make assumptions. It definitely states when a theory is a theory as opposed to fact. It is easy to understand and a great asset in continuing nutrition education. I do wish the book companion site was more interactive, but overall great book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As Good As New Jan. 15 2014
By Jamie - Published on Amazon.com
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My biochem professor recommended that we get the 6th edition of this book because the information might be slightly different. The text is exactly the same, the only difference are the pictures and diagrams (and the price tag). I'd recommend this option if you don't want to break the bank.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rent don't buy Dec 30 2012
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I rented this book from Amazon for a couple of classes I was taking in my Dietetics program for pennies on what it would have cost me to rent it from the University book store. I ended up going with the kindle version and I was pleasantly surprised by being able to use the search features for looking things up quickly and referencing. I used this on my Macbook pro and if you are writing a research paper it auto cite's for your bibliography (great feature!)!!! The material can be dry at times but it had everything I needed for class in an easy format. The rental program is the way to go!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of information. Sept. 18 2013
By Sam - Published on Amazon.com
Each page is very information dense in terms of nutritional biochemistry. One of the most information dense textbook i have read.
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