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Nutrition Book from C.H.I.P.S.

Nutrition
Electron Flow Version
by Simon Langley-Evans

Nutrition takes the reader through how the body’s demand for nutrients continues to change across the many stages of life, such an approach allows full consideration of how diet relates to health, well-being and disease and provides an excellent vehicle to illustrate the key concepts in nutrition science.

Carefully structured with the student’s needs in mind, each chapter includes:

  • Learning objectives
  • Research highlights, clearly displayed in boxes
  • Suggested further reading
  • Summary boxes
  • Brief self-assessment tests
Nutrition will provide the undergraduate student of nutrition with an excellent learning resource.

Contents

1. Introduction to Lifespan Nutrition

  • The lifespan approach to nutrition
  • The concept of balance
  • Nutrition requirements change across the lifespan
  • Assessment of nutritional status
  • Dietary reference values
2. Before Life Begins
  • Nutrition and female fertility
  • Nutrition and male fertility
  • Preparation for pregnancy
3. Pregnancy
  • Physiological demands of pregnancy
  • Nutrient requirements in pregnancy
  • Diet in relation to pregnancy outcomes
  • Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP)
  • Cravings and aversions
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances in pregnancy
  • High-risk pregnancies
4. Fetal Nutrition and Disease in Later Life
  • The developmental origins of adult disease
  • Evidence linking maternal nutrition to disease in later life
  • Mechanistic basis of fetal programming
  • Implications of the programming hypothesis
5. Lactation and Infant Feeding
  • The physiology of lactation
  • The advantages of breast-feeding
  • Trends in breast-feeding behavior
  • Situations in which breast-feeding is not advised
  • Alternatives to breast-feeding
6. Nutrition and Childhood
  • Infancy (birth to five)
  • Childhood (five to thirteen)
  • Obesity in children
7. Nutrition and Adolescence
  • Physical development
  • Psychosocial development
  • Nutritional requirements in adolescence
  • Nutritional intakes in adolescence
  • Potential problems with nutrition
8. The Adult Years
  • Changing needs for nutrients
  • Guidelines for healthy nutrition
  • Disease states associated with unhealthy nutrition and lifestyle
9. Nutrition, Aging, and the Elderly
  • The aging population
  • The aging process
  • Nutrient requirements of the elderly
  • Barriers to healthy nutrition in the elderly
  • Common nutrition-related health problems
10. Personalized Nutrition
  • The individual response to variation in food intake
  • Identifying disease risk biomarkers
  • Genetic influences on response to nutrients and disease risk
  • Nutrient–gene interactions—a lifespan approach
  • The future of nutritional advice?
Index

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Nutrition
Electron Flow Version
by Simon Langley-Evans

2009 • 300 pages • $73.95 + shipping
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