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Nutrition: Science and Applications


By: Lori A Smolin (Author), Mary B Grosvenor (Author)

880 pages, illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Aug 2013 | Edition: 3 | #210443 | ISBN-13: 9781118288269
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NHBS Price: £174.99 $214/€196 approx

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Nutrition: Science and Applications helps develop the scientific understanding to support personal and professional decisions. Using a critical thinking approach, Nutrition: Science and Applications brings nutrition out of the classroom and allows students to apply the logic of science to their own nutrition concerns – both as consumers and as future scientists and health professionals. The text and WileyPLUS course has been developed through a collaboration between the authors and the Nutrition: Science and Applications Advisory Board, a team of dedicated nutrition instructors who help review and develop all of Wiley's nutrition resources.

New to this edition:
- Updated with MyPlate: Completely updated to include all of the latest dietary recommendations and guidelines from the USDA. This includes all of the information concerning MyPlate. (
- New Feature – Debate: This unique feature examines key nutritional discussions in the news today. It provides readers with information on 2 sides of a controversial issue, so then they can come to their own conclusions concerning that topic.
- New Focus on Metabolism: a fully illustrated online appendix that serves as a summary of metabolism information that students have learned in the textbook.


1 Nutrition: Food for Health 3
2 Nutrition Guidelines: Applying the Science of Nutrition 33
3 Digestion, Absorption, and Metabolism 75
4 Carbohydrates: Sugars, Starches, and Fiber 111
5 Lipids: Triglycerides, Phospholipids, and Cholesterol 157
6 Proteins and Amino Acids 215
7 Energy Balance and Weight Management 253
8 The Water-Soluble Vitamins 323
9 The Fat-Soluble Vitamins 369
10 Water and the Electrolytes 409
11 Major Minerals and Bone Health 439
12 The Trace Minerals 473
13 Nutrition and Physical Activity 525
14 Nutrition During Pregnancy and Lactation 571
15 Nutrition from Infancy to Adolescence 615
16 Nutrition and Aging: The Adult Years 649
17 Food Safety 679
18 World Hunger and Malnutrition 731

Review Questions 758
References 758

Appendices A-1
A. Additional DRI Tables A-2
B. Standards for Body Size A-3
C. Normal Blood Values of Nutritional Relevance A-8
D. U.S. Nutrition Recommendations and Guidelines A-10
E. Food and Supplement Labeling Information A-16
F. Energy Expenditure for Various Activities A-20
G. Chemistry and Structures A-22
H. Calculations and Conversions A-37

Glossary G-1
Index I-1

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