This text begins with an in-depth overview into the human organism at the molecular, cellular, tissue and organ levels, and develops into a discussion of the objectives and features of organ systems of the evolved human. The book also covers the relationship between the human body and the environment in which it exists including other organisms that co-habitate the environment. Discussions of the nature of other organisms such as various animals, plants, and micro-organisms makes later information about food science, nutrient density in various food sources, and nutraceuticals easier to comprehend.
Advanced Human Nutrition examines human nutrient requirements, the basis for RDA and other recommendations; human nutrition, digestion, and absorption with relation to organs, exocrine and endocrine functions, histology, and absorptive activities; macronutrients and micronutrients; eicosanoid chemistry and function, and more.
The present and future of nutrition research is examined, including everything from the HANES studies to electron microscopy and molecular biology.
Table of Contents
Humans and Their Nutrition Objectives
The Human Organism
Nature of Food and Its Relation to Humans
Digestion and Absorption
Energy Metabolism and Body Composition
Exercise and Sport Nutrition
Nutrition Supplements and Neutraceuticals
Nutrition Throughout Human Life
Nutrition and Prominent Disease
Nutrition and Cardiovascular Diseases
Nutrition and Cancers
Nutrition and Diabetes Mellitus
Nutrition and Osteoporosis
Nutrition and the Future
Nutrition in the 21st Century
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