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
- Gut hormones and their functions
- Food intake recommendations
- New drugs with nutritional applications
- Novel discoveries of transport and messenger proteins
- Gene polymorphisms involved in nutritional responses
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.
Table of Contents
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
Carolyn D. Berdanier, PhD, is a Professor Emerita of Nutrition at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She earned her BS degree from the Pennsylvania State University and MS and PhD from Rutgers University. After a postdoctoral fellowship year with Dr. Paul Griminger at Rutgers, she served as a research nutritionist at the USDA Human Nutrition Institute in Beltsville, Maryland. At the same time, she also served as an assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Maryland. Following these appointments, she moved to the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, and then in 1977, she joined the University of Georgia where she served as department head, Foods and Nutrition for eleven years. She stepped down from this position to resume full-time research and teaching with a special interest in diabetes. Her research has been funded by a variety of funding agencies.
Dr. Berdanier has authored over 150 research articles, contributed 40 chapters to multi-authored books, prepared 45 invited reviews for scientific journals, and edited/coauthored or sole authored 17 books. She has served on the editorial boards of the FASEB Journal, the Journal of Nutrition, Biochemistry Archives, Nutrition Research, and the International Journal of Diabetes Research. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for articles in her specialty for a wide variety of scientific journals.
"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