492 pages | 65 B/W Illus.
Following in the tradition of its popular predecessors, the CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition, Third Edition explains hundreds of terms commonly used in medicine, food science, metabolism, physiology, and nutrition. Thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect major advances over the past decade, this reference lists entries alphabetically and cross-references them when multiple terms are used for the same definition. Each entry is followed either by a definition, paragraph, essay, composition, article, or feature article. Many of the more complex entries are supported with figures or tables.
New Material in the Third Edition
A compilation of terms of interest to the nutritionist and non-nutritionist, this book is an alphabetical list of medical terms, drugs, biochemical, genetic and physiological terms relevant to understanding the need for and use of nutrients.
"The third edition (2nd ed., CH, May '06, 43-5012; 1st ed., CH, Sep'98, 36-0353) of this work by Berdanier (emer., Univ. of Georgia) is a comprehensive volume useful for quick reference or for those beginning work in nutrition and related fields. … Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, two-year technical program students, and general readers."
—B. C. Thomsett-Scott, University of North Texas, in CHOICE, 2012
"Although geared for those in the health industry, I believe "CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition, Third Edition" by Carolyn D. Berdanier would be a valuable tool for anyone interested in their own health. Not only does it present explanation of terms used in the medical industry, it provides explanation of additives and vitamins, something we all should be aware of. The data is presented in a concise manner, giving enough information to satisfy the reader or the option of researching more on the topic. This is one of the best desk references for nutrition I have seen. Recommended!"
—Reader Views, 2012
Contamination of food with metals
Folacin (Folic acid)
Food intake regulation
Inununoactive bacterial endotoxins
Lesion-causing bacterial toxins
Membrane-affecting bacterial toxins
Normal clinical values for blood
Subunit bacterial toxins
Types of antinutritives